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Today I Love The Willow’s Green

Willow tree leaves
Willows are fashionably late for the going away party

Today I love the willow’s green leaves that are just now starting to turn gold. I love that the willow is almost always the first to bring forth leaves in the spring, but still arrives late for the leaves’ going away party. I love that no two trees are the same ever, and changing colors and losing leaves are no exceptions to this rule of uniqueness. I love the maple tree that I can see next door and the way it all just changed from green to yellow in what seemed like a day. I love that it still has most of its leaves, but that it is sending out advanced scout parachutists one and two at a time trying to ascertain when and where the best place to land might be. I’m assuming those scouts are calling back to the tree to tell it what they’ve found. I love that, to my unpracticed eye, conditions seem pretty good. I love that the old maple might just be waiting for a really windy day so it can let all its leaves go, like letters being delivered by airmail. I love that leaves are invitations to the autumn party scattered everywhere and addressed to everyone. If you find one, do yourself a favor and pick it up. You’re going to love the party.

Today I love good friends, good healthcare, good doctors, and good meds … good night. I love that the anti-spasmodic medication came with a warning not to drive, or operate heavy equipment. I love that they said nothing about my brain being heavy equipment even though my imagination can construct elaborate cities in ridiculously small amounts of time and then demolish them in the blink of an eye. I love that the medication may actually be helping with that as well as making me comfortable. I love feeling comfortable, even though yesterday I woke from a nap being very uncomfortable from falling asleep on a love seat that was way too small for that purpose. I love that I still slept comfortably even if I woke up stiff and achy. I love that my plan to day is to find a more comfortable spot to be sitting in when I find I can’t stay awake any longer and can’t be bothered moving to my bed.

Today I love morning coffee by the window looking out at the willow that is just starting to turn.

Today I Love The Willow’s Green

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. (2016). Today I Love The Willow’s Green. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 14, 2019, from


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