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Today I Love Here And Now

baked goods
Third breakfast?

Today I love here and now because when you get right down to the grit of this life thing, all we have is now and all we can do is spend it here in this moment. I love that my friend, Cai, is here in my world, even though we’ve never met, and that she is grateful for what she has now. I love that I find myself looking for the good in the worst of situations because I’ve been made aware that there is always good lurking in the shadows, like some prankster waiting for you to notice them, and if you don’t then they’re waiting for just the right time to jump out at you and surprise you with how amazing things can be if you just look for the treasures in life. I love that today is a brilliant sunny day so far. I love that yesterday was wet and rainy and as I sat out on the front porch I suddenly realized that the rain I was watching was honest-to-goodness April showers. I love that that made me settle back down in my chair for a few more minutes so I could appreciate the moment a little longer.

Today I love that I’ve walked over 6500 steps already and it’s not 9AM yet. I love that I am feeling tired, but not sleep deprived and sludge-headed. I love how much yoga helps me with the stiffness in my shoulder and my neck and I love that as near as I can tell, it helps with the rest of my body, making it less susceptible to strain pain. I love the coming season of outdoor fun, the chances to get into the water, go hiking on trails, smell the woods and listen to the waves and the birds and the wind. I love that yesterday, even though it had not been dry before, there was a distinct smell of petrichor in the air when I went to get the mail in the rain.

Today I love the fog I drove through this morning along the shore of the great bay that I live on. I love the way the morning sun lit it up like a frosted light that had the world inside of it. I love that a woman wearing a coat that matched the stroller she was pushing just walked by the cafĂ© and the coat and stroller were a cheerful shade of orange caramel. I love that there is no end of good things to eat here and I may give in today at some point and eat one of them, even though I’ve already had first and second breakfast.

Today I love coffee with third breakfast, maybe.

Today I Love Here And Now

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.

email me at ADHD Man


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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2017). Today I Love Here And Now. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2017/04/today-i-love-here-and-now/

 

Last updated: 5 Apr 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Apr 2017
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