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Today I Love Being Normal

sun shining
Just a normal sunny day

Today I love being normal in as much as I went for the results of a procedural test and I’m not normal, but my abnormality is as normal as it can be and so I have nothing to worry about for another two years. Is that clear? I love that I’ve been trying harder to take care of myself. I love that the doctor’s considered opinion is that I look younger than my age. I love that I’m laughing while trying to figure out if he was referring to my exterior appearance or what he’d seen when he scoped my throat. I love that I don’t care which he meant, I’ll take it. I love that I went shopping while waiting for the bank to open and I didn’t buy a single thing, nor any multiple things either. I love that I have a dozen fun things planned to do and probably two dozen things that are not so fun, but I’ll be happy getting any of them done so I’m setting myself up for a day of happy. I love that there is food to eat for lunch, and plans for dinner as well. I love the happy feeling of peace I have right now, content with my life and my community and my country and my world and my universe and all the opportunities before us to make all these things better, one step at a time.

Today I love the high road, you meet the nicest people there, and you see the best views, and the more often you take it the less you have to think about other, lesser routes. I love knowing in advance that I have a policy in place that helps me decide how to respond to situations that could elicit negative reactions. I love that I haven’t really let myself down in this regard yet.

Today I love my friend Jon Farmer and the amazing work he does in our community while wearing so many hats that much of his work seems to be for multiple projects and I’m sure it’s hard to figure out who is responsible for which portion of his paycheck and I’m equally sure that that paycheck is not enough to remunerate him for the value of his works and his presence here. I love that I have a voice and a way of saying thank you to him for his addition to this community we dwell in.

Today I love drinking coffee and catching up after my doctor’s appointment this bright and sunny morning.

Today I Love Being Normal

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 Being Normal. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 19, 2019, from


Last updated: 6 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Apr 2018
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