Episode 9: Thanksgiving
For my family, friends, and awesome listeners.
I know this is the cheesy thing to do but I am truly feeling thankful right now and it just so happens that Thanksgiving is in a few days or last week by the time you hear this. Anyway, I want to talk about some of the things that I am thankful to ADHD for. We spend a lot of time on the not so good because that is what takes up most of the space in our heads. My last episode with guest Heather Vickery I vowed that I would start a gratitude practice with my kids. Well, I haven’t, YET! I am currently reading her new book Growing Grateful and am now even more inspired to start this ritual with my kids, it will just have to wait until tomorrow because they are already in bed. For now, for this episode, I want to do something that Heather talks about and “Write a letter of thanks to someone who has made a difference in your life.”
This episode is my letter to all of the people who have helped me on this journey.
To my husband who actually thought this was a good idea in the first place. Let me tell you I sat on this whole idea for days and days, maybe even a week or two before I had the courage to bring it up. I was afraid he would think it was ridiculous or just another one of those things that I would start but never finish. I know I was afraid of that myself. Nope I finally got the courage to ask him what he thought about it and he immediately said he thought it was a great idea. I was blown away then I was scared. This wasn’t just a thought anymore or an idea it was out there in the world. So thank you for all of you patience and your support and for everything always. I love you.
To the listeners who have reached out to me.
John V – You were the very fist person to reach out to me after I launched my podcast. I couldn’t believe it that my story actually connected with someone and with someone from literally on the other side of the world. From the beginning all I wanted my goal was just to make one person feel less alone. So John thank you for being that person that helped me reach my first goal.
Michelle R – My first e-mail through my website. Michelle you shared your story with me and I cried a little (or a lot, whatever) and helped me feel less alone. You said I had become a blessing in your life well you are one in mine as well, thank you.
Teresa C – When you reached out to talk about how similar our stories were it was freaky how right you were. I am so glad you reached out and that I had the opportunity to chat with you on the phone. I have been horrible with following up but I will because I would love to tell your story. I am thankful that my show is helping your husband understand what you are going through better and helping you as well. You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.
Danielle V – The medication struggle is hard and I hope things are going better on the Strattera. You said we were soul sisters and that made me laugh on a not so good day. Thank you for rambling because I do it too, a lot! I know things have been hard and I hope things are getting better reach out anytime.