When I started this blog and my Powerful Intentions web pages I really didn’t know what direction I would be going in and if people would read and/or care, but I have to tell you this has been and is an amazing experience! The day I posted the announcement of my book over 50,000, that’s right and I will say it again, over 50,000 readers have visited Adder World! I can’t even count the number of emails I have received and the outpouring of support. I plan on responding to each and every one of you, if I haven’t already, just give me a few days and I will, I promise!
To all of you THANK YOU! We are making this world a better place, together. It is amazing what one can do once we learn to control and use our thoughts for our own good and to the benefit of others with or without ADD ADHD and that’s what my book is all about! I have had several offers to do radio shows and have accepted, so not only will my words be read, but my voice will be heard too. Thanks to all of you! I did not even consider that when I started my blog, but thanks to all of you and your support the reality is more than I ever imagined!
Thanks to everyone, especially my wife Joan who you all have read, my Mom and my sisters. Thanks to Nita my editor and to Infinity Publishing for guiding me along: Alex and Laura. Tom, the president of Infinity Publishing even wrote me a motivational email, so a big thanks to him too! Thanks to Susan V for doing the first editing and helping me with the title. Stick with it Susan, you’re going to be a fantastic editor! Thanks to Dr. Susan Smalley, Dana Blankenhorn, Kali Karagias and Dr. Lara Honos-Webb! Those hardcopies will be on their way shortly. Thanks to all of the support from those I work with. Lisa, who has been my most frequent commenter, thank you. Thanks to Carlo, Veronica, Mikey and Joy, Dennis and Tamara and Jennifer, Brian, Renee and John and all of my friends and Joan’s family. And a very, very special thanks to my good friend Phil. To my little princess, who is not so little any more, I love you and miss you terribly! Thank you readers and supporters, Secret Members and Members from the ADD ADHD forums and communities and support groups, this is only the beginning, together we will make this world a better place. Everything is going to be okay, more than okay!
And thanks Dad, you were a great man doing what you thought was best for your son, who nobody knew had ADD—wish I would have realized how great you were sooner! My dad raised 3 great kids, he co-founded the American Veterans Association overseas and opened 5 restaurants and separate businesses, and I have known no greater man in my life. I wish he was still here. The saddest day of my life was when he passed away. Writing my book gave me a much better understanding of who he was and what he was trying to do with what he knew and thought was best. I remember when I was about 17; I was sitting in one of my father’s restaurants writing. I loved to write, still do, you might have noticed. Someone commented to my Dad that I was always writing and my father replied “He’s going to write something special some day!” He didn’t know I heard him, but I did and I never forgot his words. He believed in me when I sincerely thought he didn’t. He was from the old school and the old school teachings of fatherhood meant a child displaying such traits and apparent laziness, as I did, was to be disciplined and sometimes aggressively. He wasn’t doing it because he wanted to; he was doing the only thing he believed might improve me. Intent is very important and it is also the main reason I wrote my book, the more people understand ADD ADHD and how it affects those with it, the less likely the old school method will be used—there are better ways of managing ADD and ADHD and I try my best to explain how I do it and what I have learned from my own personal experiences and research.
Thank you everyone, with all the blessings of a better tomorrow!