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Today I Love The Dark And Secret Places

The secret bowers among the evergreensToday I love the dark and secret places among the evergreens that are majestically silhouetted against the morning sun. They look like exotic bowers, each with secrets of their own. I love the orange stains the sunlight has smeared over things. Never messy, they look like beautiful decorations. Tree branches, swaths of lawn, houses, and walls inside the house painted with gilding to make them look their best for this new day.

Today I love people who rave about the weather that they are experiencing right now and people who look forward to the weather that is coming. I love people talking excitedly about the coming of autumn because they revel in the glory of the cool air or the brilliant colors or the softer light so full of character and mystery. I love it when people are content with the unchangeable or better yet, enthusiastic about it.

Today I love that I am off to work at two different physical jobs this morning and have things to write as well before the day is out. I love that I sometimes think I’d sweep my floors more often or put the dishes away from the dishwasher more frequently or even fold my laundry if I wasn’t so busy, and then I tell myself, “That’s nonsense.” And I laugh because I know it truly is nonsense. The dishes and laundry are clean, and the floors will be as clean when I do sweep them as they would have been before, but I’d never get that time back. And now, if you’ll excuse me Mr. floor, I have a cat meme to like before it disappears, some steps to paint, and a sofa to move for a customer, important stuff that really needs doing. I love that.

Today I love coffee. I love the quizzical look on peoples faces when I order a coffee and they ask what flavor and I ask them, “Isn’t it already coffee flavored?” I love not knowing how the day will end but knowing that it will get to the end through a series of coffee breaks with a whole mess of work getting done in between. I love that many of the things I call work are really just me pretending that some things are more important than they should maybe be. I love that that takes a lot of “state of mind” thinking that I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do as well as I do without coffee, gonna get another cup and some breakfast now.

Today I Love The Dark And Secret Places

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 The Dark And Secret Places. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 19, 2019, from


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