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Today I Love The Chilly Morning Freshness


ice and water and shore
Big water fussing and fuming

Today I love the chilly morning freshness as I sprint to the truck to run out for milk. I love the dusting of snow covering everything again as if Winter was suddenly ashamed of the nakedness of the earth and has thrown a light sheet over everything. I love that there are rabbit tracks everywhere in the front yard and on the driveway. I love that more than I should because when I moved into town I was afraid I wouldn’t see as much of that as I used to where I lived before and there are lots, not as much, but lots and no fear of not seeing them. I love that they sit under bushes sometimes and don’t move as if they can’t be seen if they stay still. I love that the sun keeps breaking through the clouds and making everything sparkle. I love the smell of cedar trees and the clean and healthy feeling of breathing in deeply the air in their presence. I love the sound of a neighborhood waking up. I love walking through my neighborhood even though it’s pretty suburban. I love that people living here are starting to recognize me and wave at me when I go by.

Today I love the wild waters that surround my home and the way they fuss and fume in the winter, trying not to let the weather freeze them. I love just watching the water, I love feeling the power of it through the earth as it thunders against the shore. I love that I can’t get too lost on the peninsula that I live at the base of. I love driving around on it and seeing things I’ve never seen before or places I’ve seen but in seasons that I’ve never seen them in before. I love that I am claiming my place in my home area now that I have time to appreciate and admire it and take it all in again.

Today I love blueberry pancakes and maple syrup. I love that the plan is to try Paczki this week. I love books that have been obviously read and loved and reread and are barely holding together. I love remembering books from my childhood and youth that I loved that much. I love randomly recalling moments when I was happy and content.

Today I love having coffee on the frozen shore and watching the winter water rail against the freezing cold.

Today I Love The Chilly Morning Freshness


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.

email me at ADHD Man


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Babcock, K. (2017). Today I Love The Chilly Morning Freshness. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 25, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2017/02/today-i-love-the-chilly-morning-freshness/

 

Last updated: 26 Feb 2017
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