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Today I Love Being Back To Work

Obstructed view through window
The driveway’s out there somewhere … I ain’t looking.

Today I love being back to work full time on all the different jobs I do, none of which are actually full time. I love how so many of my different jobs seem to interact with each other just outside of my sphere of control, isn’t that interesting? I love how that makes people think I’m in deeper than I am in all these things, but I’m quick to point out the limits of my control because I love not being responsible for things I can’t control. I love that control is actually an illusion, and the more correct term is influence. I love that I have earned a lot of opportunity for influence over many different things. I love influencing the world around me in the most positive way I can manage. I love that when I realized that control is an illusion and influence is a reality I became much more conscious of how much good I could do and much more aware of my actions. I love observing others who influence positively. I love that influence is a greater power than the misperception of control could ever be. I love watching people use their power for good things.

Today I love that yesterday’s breakfast was so good that we repeated it today. I love that I have sought peace in my bed while I hear the distant susurrations of the Olympics on the TV downstairs. I love that I am drawn to watch, but I have work to do so I will do the right thing and feel good about my accomplishments and stream the things I missed later today to catch up. I love that I can work from bed. I love that I have not yet looked to see if the drive needs to be cleaned out from overnight snowfall. I love that yesterday someone blew the snow out of the driveway and did an amazing job, while I wrote. I love how able we are and that it’s not just ability, but state of mind. I love determination of heart and steadiness of soul.

Today I love tangerine pomegranate marmalade. I love that I recently found out that pomegranate is quite likely the result of the idea of apples of Granada and I think that is the coolest thing because “living languages” and etymology, and just, wow! Am I right? I love that I have wifi that goes with me if I need it to. I love how quietly excited I am about doubles curling, both in the Olympics, and here at the club where we curl, ’cause we’ve decided to give that a try.

Today I love drinking coffee and writing while I ignore the driveway and it’s possible filling of snow.

Today I Love Being Back To Work

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. (2018). Today I Love Being Back To Work. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/02/today-i-love-being-back-to-work/

 

Last updated: 12 Feb 2018
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