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Today I Love That Tiny Spot Of Sunlight

Just enough to light a corner of the kitchen
Just enough to light a corner of the kitchen

Today I love that tiny spot of sunlight shining through the trees and striking the insides of south facing kitchens and morning rooms. I love how a room can be “bright enough” in the morning light of a cloudy day and then suddenly a tear in the clouds aligns between you and the sun and the world just brightens up as honey coloured light pours stickily in through windows. I love the feeling of being blessed that that brings, like things are right, good, and the universe is telling you so, because you deserve to know. Come on in, sunshine, and stick to the walls, stick to the kitchen, stick to my life.

Today I love that there is a freedom in realizing that we are all so different that the yardstick by which others measure themselves cannot be applied to anyone else. That means that people cannot accurately measure your life, your qualities, by their specifications. There are no standards that apply to everyone. I appreciate that we all look similar enough that some mistakenly believe that there are standards for just being a person, but I love that any serious thought given for any amount of time will show that idea to be the fraud that it is. And here’s the truly great part of this truth, once someone has forgone the idea of gauging others by a set of social weights and measures, it is easier to find the loveable things in them. I love that you find love when you stop looking for things to criticize.

Today I love that it is Sunday, and that somewhere there will be breakfast. It will happen, maybe here, maybe there, maybe chosen from a paper menu, maybe read off a menu on the wall, maybe just discovered in the fridge. There is something calm and quietly happy about breakfast on Sunday. It is a spiritual thing in and of itself. It is healing and healthy and good. I love Sunday breakfast.

Today I love coffee, served with the sweet honey of morning sunlight, sipped while contemplating the joy of people’s qualities and the wonder of uniqueness represented by each person. I love that coffee gives me comfort and that comfort gives me the pause I need to think. And even better than that, I love that coffee, generally speaking, is a part of Sunday breakfast. Look, it’s right there on the menu. There’s a sure sign of love.

Today I Love That Tiny Spot Of Sunlight

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 on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of 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 am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with 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. (2020). Today I Love That Tiny Spot Of Sunlight. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 28, 2020, from


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