Thank you for helping me on my journey. I don’t know who most of you are, but the few comments I get are encouraging, and we all need encouragement.
My brain tries to see everything as significant, part of a larger system that connects to an even larger, all-encompassing one, and, while that can be overwhelming, it means that I take into consideration what people tell me.
Sometimes, sadly, that can lead me astray, especially in the short term. That’s partly due to the ADHD part of my brain. The ASD side likes to work it out, possibly too much, and your comments, whether general or specific, give me something to ponder. (I just had the phrase, “ponder anew” from an old song come into my mind. That’s funny. If anyone gets the reference, I sometimes sing it to my canine companions as, “Ponder anew, what all your dog friends can do . . .”) Even in this, my brain is connecting and processing and giving me more ideas, in this case happy ones, the type that make me want to get out of bed and get on with life.
So, some comment has led to all of that. I used to think everyone’s brain worked like that, but I doubt that’s true.
Anyway, I do my best to consider all viewpoints as I believe that all thoughts and emotions are valid, all comments have worth just like all people do. I know what it’s like to not be taken seriously. That’s been my experience since birth, it seems. So, I want you to know that I take seriously what you say, even though I can’t promise you I’ll always understand it right away.
I’m glad you value what I say, and I hope you listen and take it seriously as well. We are all complex, and exchanging basic information can become inexplicably frustrating at times, at least for me.
Patience and forgiveness are appreciated because I need a lot of them, no matter how hard I try not to require them. Thank you for listening, and thank you for sharing. It shows me you care about me, even if we don’t always perfectly understand each other.
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