Today is the day that Jim Henson was born. He was born in 1936, which was several years after both my grandparents were born. I was glad I got to celebrate Jim Henson’s life by watching the Jim Henson Company production of The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance and Sesame Street which is Sesame Workshop, formerly known as Children’s Television Workshop.
Jim Henson was a kind man. He cared about everybody, and he showed appreciation for each and every person. He taught me so much. He taught so many people so much. He has inspired me to be kind to everybody, to be creative, and to love all kinds of people no matter who they are, and no matter what their differences were. He was a warm and wonderful man. And not only that, he has given me so much comfort through his Muppets as somebody who is autistic.
I am so thankful for Jim Henson, because of the comfort his Muppets have given me. Whenever I have a meltdown, I watch any Jim Henson Company production, or Muppet production, or Sesame Street, and I am a lot calmer as soon as they are turned on. I love that Jim Henson has given me so much comfort through these characters made in the Jim Henson Company because they are just so amazing. I love watching these characters on TV and DVD and I always get a sense of comfort through the characters. I am glad that I get to watch these productions on DVD, because they have been such a comfort to me through the years.
When I watch a Henson Company production, I always get a sense of comfort through these characters that Jim Henson or a Henson Creature Shop employee has made. When I was a little girl, I used to watch Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Muppet Babies and that was when I knew that they would give me a sense of comfort. That was when I knew Jim Henson and his shows and movies would forever hold a special place in my heart.
The Muppets, the Sesame Street Muppets, and the Henson Company puppets will always be my friends and our family no matter what. They mean so much to me and so does Jim Henson. Jim Henson would have loved me if he and I were to meet each other. I know that he had a tender heart and a kind personality. He is in heaven with Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jery Juhl, my grandparents, Mr. Kiffer’s parents, my aunt JoanAnn, and my great-uncle Lester. I’m sure that they are making puppets and doing some puppet shows for everybody in heaven right now.
Happy birthday in heaven, Jim Henson. Thank you so much for being such a comfort to me through your puppets. You have given me so much comfort, and everybody else so much joy. You mean so much to me and have brought joy to so many people and also me. I am eternally grateful for your kindness, and most of all, you. See you in heaven, Jim Henson.