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Today I Love Black Friday

Glowing thin parts of the darksome clouds …

Today I love black Friday, though in truth, I don’t actually get to experience it much up here in Canada. I love that people get that excited about the holiday season this early, even if it is a commercial kind of excitement. I love that it does seep over the border and into the Great White North to some extent and that all our flyers and advertising supplements are raving and ranting about it and I still just can’t be bothered worrying about any of it. I love the whole concept of Cyber Monday also because there are people who need the ability to find what they are looking for without having to engage with the real world, let alone a real world that is teeming with humanity. I love that I can go out and immerse myself in that teeming humanity but I can also see very clearly why some people cannot do it.

Today I love people who know where they belong and who they belong with. I love that my entire band seems to be getting married, that we had a wedding last week for one of them, and today we’re having an engagement celebration for the other. I love that they are both so happy, and I even love that they are both impossible to get to practice this last month because they are both so busy with real life. There’s probably a song in that somewhere. I love when people feel so strongly about their partner that even when that partner does the most annoying things they’re all like “Gonna marry that one!” and I just laugh because I know they’ve found someone who’s very existence makes them so happy that the little things just don’t matter. I love people who love people and I love the people they love.

Today I love that the sky is a darkling, moody and charcoal grey, and yet, every now and then the sun burns behind the clouds and lights up the thinner spaces of the darksome clouds and then lights up the world for a bit. I love that, even though it’s only a month to winter solstice, the sun, when it shines today, is wonderfully warm. I love how warm sunshine feels when the days temperature is in the thirties and low forties. I love being alive in the autumn, being able to withstand the dropping temps and the changing weather, being able to face the coming winter knowing I’m good enough to meet and beat it.

Today I love coffee in the sunlit spaces of this quiet, grey and darkling morning while pondering the joy that will be present at this evening’s engagement celebration. Funny how dark roast just seems to go with everything. 😉

Today I Love Black Friday

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. (2016). Today I Love Black Friday. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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