Hi guys! I just had a message I wanted to share about something called ASL. Before I start explaining what that is I just wanted to apologize for how long this message is going to be. I really hope you will all still read this. ASL stands for American sign language. it is basically a whole other language where you talk with your hands. It is the way the deaf communicate with each other since they are unable to hear. ASL is a wonderful thing. The point of this message is that i want more people to learn it or at least know what it is. I am learning it (No I am not deaf or hard of hearing) and have found numerous good resources. I will leave some links at the very bottom.
WHY I LEARN ASL:
1. Because it makes me feel more connected to the world.
2. I can meet new people and make new friends!
3. There are so many more reasons that i cannot think of at this moment but i might add more.
Now i have a fun story to share with you guys that i hope will inspire you:
This was about a year ago and i had just started to learn ASL. At the time I only knew a few words and how to say hello! My name is ____! Whats your Name? And Nice to meet you! One day i walked into a restaurant and my mom pointed out that there were 2 people signing ASL. at first I was nervous to say hi. I decided to go over and do it. So I went over and said "hi my name is Bay! whats your name?" He said “My name is James nice to meet you! when I said hi he just looked so happy! it made me feel so good and now I can’t stop smiling! My mom said that his face lit up and that it was probably because he was happy to know that people are interested in learning his language! Another reason I'm learning ASL is because I can make people happy and I can understand more of the world! I will never forget that day!
I hope you all found this inspiring! Please let me know if you want to start learning ASL! Also, it is pretty easy to learn if you already know English. I really appreciate you taking the time to read this! I hope you all have a great day! :D