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Today I Love That I’m Alive

pancakes, syrup, stewed apples
Breakfast love …

Today I love that I’m alive, although I’m not feeling very good. I love that while I sit here pondering my malady I’m thinking of how things could be worse so that I won’t feel as bad, and it occurred to me that it would be worse if I were to have a flu bug and food poisoning at the same time, instead of just having an undisclosed kind of sinus issue/head cold thingy. I love that I don’t have too much to do today, though I’m hoping that I can make it to choir practice tonight so I’m also hoping that whatever is going on in my head is a 24 hour thing and I’ll be better by this afternoon. I love that the songs we’re doing in our next choir show are ones I enjoy. I love that the risers at choir have been rearranged in the loft and now I seem to be at the top in the back like the point of a pyramid and that’s not going to attract more attention to me and my bouncing, agitated ways at all.

Today I love that we’re off to the bay again for the afternoon. I love that the weather is so wonderful for October, that we were out paddling yesterday and there’s still some talk of going swimming today, though I’ll have to see how I’m feeling before I confirm that activity. I love that the ridges and bluffs around my area are rusty and gold colored, that the leaves are easing themselves through this season, that there are sunlit patches of roadway that wind through bushes that seem to be like stages festooned with autumnal bunting, waiting for the perfect moment when passing people get to see what they’ve been working towards all summer long. I love that the trees are like my choir, we start green and work our way to gold for a few shows, and then rest and recharge for the next season.

Today I love pancakes. I love people that have hope. I love the ones who do not give up, and the ones who support them. I love my old clock that chimes the hour and the half hour. I love the way the world changes slowly. I love all forms of slippers. I love plans that make things better. I love fresh tomatoes. I love that I am growing fond of the Ford truck and am thinking of calling it the Silver Ghost in honor of Halloween.

Today I love drinking bowls of coffee while breakfasting on pancakes and stewed apples.

Today I Love That I’m Alive

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 That I’m Alive. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 23, 2019, from


Last updated: 22 Oct 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Oct 2017
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