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Today I Love The Smell Of Spring

rainy day
Rain smells sweet

Today I love the smell of spring when the rain falls gently and stirs up the petrichor and wafts it gently across my soul and calls to me and bids me be calm and begs me to observe and beseeches me to be patient with her while she works her magic. I love that Spring is not the only thing I realize I need to be patient with and that I am willing to wait for news and savor the potential of the future. I love finding my way through this life and the feeling of peace I get when I accept that time moves at a set speed and that it is my perception that makes it appear to speed up and slow down. I love when I relinquish my desire to push the bad times forward faster or slow the good times down and then discover that when I don’t push or pull time, it rewards me by letting me find my way through the bad times and giving me the opportunity to enjoy the good times. I love the way time seems to be like a pension, there’s more coming next month, next week, tomorrow. I love that that kind of makes me a pensioner and I’ll take it.

Today I love that last night I barbecued and it was delicious, well, I thought so, and I never had any complaints, so I’m going with delicious. I love that I have a good barbecue at home and another one at the cottage, ’cause that’s how I like to cook, al fresco. I love that barbecuing makes me more adventurous when I’m cooking. I love that I have “que’d” more unusual things than I’ve ever cooked in the kitchen. I love that my mother instilled in me a love of cooking and that it sometimes wans, but it often waxes and it never goes away.

Today I love dropping in to a website’s back end and fixing something and getting out and knowing I have made something better. I love when I get called on to make something right and I can do that. I love that I am working on a couple of personal sites lately and that I am pretty happy with how one of them has turned out and I’m happy with the thoughts I’ve had about the other one that will soon become part of its implementation.

Today I love drinking coffee while walking through the rain of a slowly passing, calm and peaceful Spring day.

Today I Love The Smell Of Spring

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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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love The Smell Of Spring. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from


Last updated: 25 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Apr 2018
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