I realize that ADHD does not affect us all the same way. Some people who read this face far more challenges than I do. And some less. Some of you may read my posts and think "This guy's nuts."
That may or may not be true.
Yet others may read this and think, "Man, I wish I had his problems."
I try to write about the good and the bad that happens in my life. One thing that remains consistent is why. I write because there are those who are worse off who can't express their needs and frustrations. I write to provide perspective to those who might not otherwise understand. For those of you who struggle with OCD, Depression, Autism, and other spectrums, disorders, personalities, and/or handicaps: I love you all. I write for you. You are my heroes. My inspiration. I am able to joke about my ADHD, and do so gladly. However, don't think for a minute that I don't take it seriously at the same time. If my life is ever bad, there's someone out there who has it ten times worse.
I grew up as a runner, with a runner as a father. When I would feel a little bleh about things, he'd notice. We'd be driving and he'd see a homeless person walking down the street with Cerebral Palsy or some similar affliction (This specific example actually happened) and he point them out to me. He'd say "Son, that's why we run. We do it for the people who can't." Thus he taught me that there are always people worse off, fighting a harder battle.
So for those with similar issues to mine, and those without, remember this the next time you need motivation, inspiration, or if you just need to know you're worth it. Someone else has it worse, and they are still living day to day like it matters. Because it does. Regardless of who you are, or what your superpower is, you matter. Do not get down on yourself for the cards you're dealt. Find something you can do, and do it for those who can't. And for those who can't describe their ADHD, can't deal with their ADHD and Aspie child, know that I gladly represent you and recognize your battle, which in and of itself makes you a stronger person than I.
To the rest of you, please appreciate the situation of others and remember you may not know what they go through. Rather than being judgy, be inspired.