See the beauty — ADD Tip o the day 208

Do you see the beauty?  It’s part of what makes life worth living , but often I miss it.  When I lived in Baltimore, and was depressed, I would walk down the street surrounded by these gorgeous old buildings, architectural and historical marvels, and my head would be down, scanning the sidewalk to make sure that I did not step in the dog poop. Surely that practice fed the depression.

Now, without depression, I don’t walk with my head down, and I see the things around me – I may notice that they’re far away, or round, or large, or whatever, but often I don’t notice that they are beautiful.  So I work on reminding myself to notice, and I am surrounded by beauty – I just have to notice it, deliberately.  It’s worth the effort.  Hopefully it will become a habit and automatic.


almost everything is beautiful if you just look at it and recognize it.

and everybody.

especially you

but if we have ADD or ADHD we tend to miss it

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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