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Today I Love People Who Help

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I’m a big fan of big fans

Today I love people who help, like our wonderful volunteer emergency services people. I love that last night on the road home we met two fire trucks and four volunteers with their flashing green lights and it reminded me that a few years ago I realized that it was wrong thinking to be sad and upset when I see them on their way somewhere. I love that I suddenly realized that day that the real truth was that people were going to help someone, someone was getting the help they needed. I love that having this thought was a direct result of writing Today I Love, a direct application of the art of looking for the good in everything. I love that today I find that they were on their way to help a family member of someone we know, so now my happiness at seeing them on their determined way feels even more justified. I love that I have relearned this way of thinking and I love that as I relearned it I realized it was very familiar to me already because this is the way I was taught to perceive life as a child, and I don’t know why I left it behind, but I love that I have returned.

Today I love that there is more editing to do on this chilly spring morning. I love that there is a dental appointment for me this afternoon and that may mark the beginning of another little mini adventure. I love that I cannot see the other side of my hectic schedule for the clutter of things that need doing scattered and stacked high on all the days. I love that, even though the regular season of curling is over, this from Friday evening to Monday evening I’ll be on the ice throwing rocks no less than three times. I love that the “renos” are almost complete here in the great room. I love how the new ceiling fan has wall switches to turn on the light or the fan separately.

Today I love omelettes for lunch. I love bulk store chocolate shopping sprees. I love that when I get home with the chocolate I remember the shopping, but hardly ever think to eat the chocolate, even though it’s pretty habit forming stuff. I love how I can wander around online stores looking at the latest and greatest electronic gadgets and dream about buying them, but always hold off to see if something better is going to come along. I love when I give in and buy something and it does what I wanted it to.

Today I love drinking coffee in the great room under the new ceiling fixture.

Today I Love People Who Help

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. (2018). Today I Love People Who Help. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 23, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/03/today-i-love-people-who-help/

 

Last updated: 22 Mar 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Mar 2018
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