Listen —— ADD Tip o the day 67

I was just at a retreat where we did a candle light service.  They gave each of us a small white candle with a circle of paper to put around it to catch the wax.  Then, one by one, we lit the candles.  It was a nice service.  I’m not certain, but I think I heard a very small voice saying, “Be careful; hold the candle straight so it won’t drip on the floor.”  If I heard it, I must’ve said, “Oh, it’ll be OK.”, or “It won’t matter.” or something like that.  After the service, I had a big mess of dripped wax on the rug under me.  A big mess.  Embarrassing. 

Strategy:  Listen to the small voice.  “Oh, it’ll be OK.” is a red flag to catch my attention.  Need to train myself.


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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