Contributed by Kate, author of Memoirs of an ADHD Mom, located on our Facebook page.
It is easy for all of us to complain about our issues, to talk about the things we don't like about our ADHD or our children's ADHD. It disrupts our lives, makes us work harder, causes turmoil.
But not this week! No, this week we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the day of love. It's time for us to talk about all the things we love about our ADHD. C'mon let's celebrate it!
My ADHD makes me spontaneous and a risk taker. I am up for anything. Therefore I have had more experiences than a lot of people. I have gone on spur of the moment road trips, taken jobs I wasn't necessarily prepared for, jumped from the highest rope swings I could find into the river below - the list goes on and on.
I am super generous. I give my time and support to all of those around me.
I think my ADHD makes me very funny. I can entertain a crowd and entertain myself. I crack myself up every day.
I struggle in a lot of areas and have a lot of things go wrong, so when the slightest thing goes right, I truly appreciate it. I celebrate the little things every day.
My son's ADHD makes him so compassionate. He cares about everyone he meets. When we are in public, he is constantly looking at people to see how he can help. He will carry your grocery bags, open your door, or just give you that huge smile you need.
He loves legos and has the ability to hyperfocus on creating the most amazing structures you've ever seen.
He is always there to provide a fresh, new perspective on things. When his brother and sister are discussing a problem or issue, they typically have similar thoughts. But Mitchell, with his "out of the box thinking", is always there to provide a new way to look at the issue.
This is the short list. Yes, we struggle. Yes, we fail. But we also excel in areas others may not.
Love me, love my ADHD. What do you love about ADHD? Post what you love on our Facebook page.