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Today I Love Finding My Way Through

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Yes, that’s me standing up in the back of the boat … it’s my job!

Today I love finding my way through life and feeling good about where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I love that we all have things in our past that we regret but in the same way that I have figured out how to find the things to love in the darkest of times, I’ve figured out how to get the most out of bad experiences, to take those positives and make them important enough to outweigh the bad in them. I love that there are more positive memories and experiences in my past than there are negative ones, by a factor of thousands when I really think about it, and that the negative things are negligible now that I have removed all their power from them. I love that I have decided that this is my life and nothing will run it or ruin it for me as long as I am alive and living it proactively. I love my life and the people who are in it. I love the people who have passed through it even if they feel they cannot stay connected to me. I love that some of them have found their way without me and some have found their way back to me and I love that I’m pretty sure they are all where they should be. I love that I am willing to communicate with all of them, especially the ones who still have things to settle with me.

Today I love that last night the dragon boat was once again full with twenty paddlers, a coach and a steer person. I love how reliable our sturdy boat is, love that it responds so well, love that people feel safe and confident in it, and I love that it feels so alive. I love that I feel more stable standing on the back of that boat with a steering oar in my hand than I often do standing on dry land. I love that when I bounce on the back of the boat to get a feel for its weight and flex and response, the crew usually laughs a little, though sometimes a bit nervously. 😉

Today I love that it is a beautiful morning to be out walking the streets running errands in the town where my Wednesday office is. I love the sweet summer smells of cut grass and blossoming trees and sea air.

Today I love drinking coffee while my mind drifts back down the lazy river of my memory of last night on the dragon boat.

Today I Love Finding My Way Through

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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Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love Finding My Way Through. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/05/today-i-love-finding-my-way-through/

 

Last updated: 30 May 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 May 2018
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