Happy Holidays!

Where ever you are, whoever you are, however you celebrate!

There is a movement afoot to divide people. This year we’ve seen it grow in new and painful directions worldwide. But ADDA’s strength has always been coming together.

That’s why this year I’d like to offer ADDA’s holiday wish as one, not of peace, prosperity or even love, but of acceptance.

Acceptance is powerful. It brings us together.

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
– Helen Keller

Millions of people here at home and billions around the world, (many with ADHD!) don’t celebrate Christmas. They may be followers of non-Christian religions (Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and more.) Or they may have no religious affiliation.

But regardless of your religious or cultural background, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day or the Winter Solstice, ADDA wishes you “acceptance” this holiday season – and all year long.

Accept everything.

Accept yourself.

ADDA helps adults with ADHD accept it. Acceptance is not resignation.

Accept the good, accept the bad. Accept your biases. Accept that you are selfish sometimes. Accept that you are judgmental. Accept that you are weak. Accept that you are strong.

Accept and face your challenges.

Accept others.

Accept the flaws and the strengths in others. Accept that different people are deserving of your respect. They are as deserving as those who are like you. Their lives have value.

At ADDA, we accept and value you.

I accept and value you.

 

To your success,

Duane Gordon, President
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

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      • Michelle Sinford
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      That was beautiful & moving, Duane! Acceptance, how impt! Several weeks after attending the conference, my first, I realized that although I didn’t remember a lot of details, my life view had changed (at 65 as being diagnosed late). I felt like I had control over my own destiny. It was the of acceptance and unity I felt! All the best, Michelle in Maine

        • adda-ADMIN
        • December 26, 2017
        Reply

        Thanks, Michelle! Connecting with people who accept me just as I am has been transformational. And we can all accept anyone as they are, and as they are not. The choice is ours.

        To your success,

        Duane

          • Michelle Sinford
          • January 4, 2018
          Reply

          Yes!!!! Transformational…great word to express. All the best, Michelle

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