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Today I Love A Roaring Fire

Andrée's garden under grey and threatening skiesToday I love that it is Sunday once again. There is a calmness about Sundays that is probably only in my perception of the day because of my childhood, but I find it comforting. My childhood was rural, and experienced on a farm in a small village with one one room school, one church, one store, one arena, one post office and one blacksmith shop. Sunday always reminds me of pancake breakfasts that my mother made when I was a child. Thus, there is something Sunday-ish about pancakes for me. I love that memory.

Today I love a roaring fire in the fire place in the evening, like the one we enjoyed last night. Is there something about a fire that makes us feel safe? Does it comfort us with warmth or is it the light? Do we feel like masters of our environment, content with our home and hearth, in command of the power of flames licking layers off the wood? Yes, all that. And I love it all.

Today I love that “The Choir That Rocks Owen Sound” begins practice tonight for its first semester of the 2015/2016 season. I love the way we all go to enjoy the camaraderie and fun and end up making music that people appreciate. I love that the whole choir together is enough support that often one of our soloists ends up being someone who couldn’t have imagined themselves singing alone in front of a full house, but end up feeling that they can, with the rest of us standing behind them.

Today I love coffee on a cool Sunday morning under a grey and threatening sky with the potential of music looming large at the days end. There will be quiet moments today and there will be fun ones and loud ones and busy ones. There may even be work ones because there is a rush on for at least one job on my schedule, but there will be coffee moments too. There will be Sunday coffee moments, like this next moment coming up, on the verandah, looking at the bright autumn colors of Andrée’s garden under this grey and threatening September sky.

Today I Love A Roaring Fire

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2015). Today I Love A Roaring Fire. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 17, 2019, from


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