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Today I Love Being Connected To Everything In This World

peas
The quiet explosion

Today I love that the garden is exploding with food. I love that there are two kinds of peas out there, and yellow zucchini, and the always present strawberries growing. I love that we are getting two to four strawberries a day, and that’s totally worth the price of the plant. I love the amazing burst of taste from the little red jewels that we pick from that plant. I love that yesterday we visited our secret blackberry canes and feasted on the two handfuls of berries that we picked as our dessert after a deli lunch. I love that there will also be beans in the garden, I’ve been missing home grown beans too. I love that the garden gets visited every morning by at least one of us to check on its progress. I love how it makes me feel. I love that I can have that feeling even though it clearly comes from my childhood in the gardens of my extended family … how did they manage to have a hand in this garden planted well after they had departed this earth? I love that they are still here in the spirit of the garden.

Today I love being connected to everything in this world by the existence of my place in this world. I love that I cannot reach out my hand without the effect being felt on the other side of this globe, even though we have nothing sensitive enough to measure that effect. I love that I am the king and ruler of my life, and that, like a good ruler I must make decisions wisely in order to minimize the negative impact I might have on all of the world that I hold dominion over. I love that this means placing a rock over a place where a rabbit wants to burrow in the yard, rather than trying to remove the rabbit. Dig your hole over by the fence, Mr. Bunny, I’d love that.

I love that I can buy something homemade at the Farmers’ Market and make the life of someone in my immediate community just a little bit better. I love that I still buy things from farther away because there is someone out there whose life will be a little bit better for my business and maybe more than one person. I love that those people are still in my community, they’re just in my larger community. I love that I got to go out paddling and steering on the dragon boat in Eugenia last night, what a grand crew to paddle with, and a great lake for a dragon boat to live on.

Today I love coffee in the garden, watching the long, slow, quiet explosion that is happening.

Today I Love Being Connected To Everything In This World

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. (2017). Today I Love Being Connected To Everything In This World. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2017/07/today-i-love-being-connected-to-everything-in-this-world/

 

Last updated: 20 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Jul 2017
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