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Today I Love The Garden’s Bounty

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Today I love the garden’s bounty as it swells and grows and offers up zucchini and acorn squash, peas and beans, rhubarb and strawberries, spinach and kale and edible blossoms, fennel and herbs and the constant overgrown and lush press of green onions and chives. I love that there may be Brussels Sprouts and there will be peppers and tomatoes, though there will only be a few tomatoes and one of the green pepper plants is decidedly purple. I love how wonderful food from the garden tastes, how delicious it is to bring something in and prepare it and know that you had the greatest hand in feeding yourself. I love how the backyard seems to be alive and happy content with itself because it is a part of our diet. I love how wonderful it is to remember the gardens of my past that were vast and grand and fed my extended family all year long, and how even this little patch of joy is enough to feed my soul and stoke the fires of my heart with the logs of memory and the kindling of joy.

Today I love that the barbecue will once again be getting a workout tonight as we prepare to entertain friends before they and we go out to see Steve Poltz perform live in our little city. I love that there is music and laughter here. I love how community is the vessel in which we contain that music and laughter and I love how friendship is the fire we use to distill those things down to love. I love that so many of my friends are musicians and that almost all of my friends are music lovers, if any of them aren’t, they’ve never told me.

Today I love progress in plans. I love that things are getting put into an order so that life will be less anxious for us. I love that some of the plans we’ve made and followed through with are actually causing a bit of anxiety for us, but they have within them the ability to ease that anxiety as we become more comfortable with the new reality of them. I love that soon I will get to share some of the changes here because I love the changes that have been initiated in my life and they will bring me joy I am certain.

Today I love drinking coffee as I harvest the wonders of the backyard garden plots.

Today I Love The Garden’s Bounty

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 The Garden’s Bounty. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2017/08/today-i-love-the-gardens-bounty/

 

Last updated: 10 Aug 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Aug 2017
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