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Today I Love Feeling Supported

empty sidewalk
Two people might run into each other here any minute now …

Today I love feeling supported by my community and my world, my friends and acquaintances, my family and my best friend. I love that I never need to look far or for long, never need to reach out beyond arms length to find that support that keeps me upright and urges me on in the things that I do. I love that when I feel like I’m losing ground or faith or determination or motivation, invariably someone says something to pick me up and dust me off and point me forward again. I love that what does that for me most often is just a word of love or encouragement and sometimes I wonder if people know what they’ve done for me when they seem to just casually tell me to keep going. I love that I know what they have done and I appreciate it. I love that i have this opportunity to tell them all that I keep going more because of them than because of any other thing in my life. I love that I move forward as much to keep up as to get ahead, because keeping up with my life is how I revel in the joys of it, and getting ahead just means I’m missing out on what is happening in the present.

Today I love that last night we had sixteen paddlers in our wonderful little boat and they all worked so well and so hard and so in time that we were formidable on the water and won every race we were in, even though we were the only boat out there. I love that everyone was enthusiastic about being on the water and a part of last night’s team. I love the laughter and chatter that was going on and that the team was so in sync that I could feel the power surges with each paddle stroke. I love our boat, Pog M’ Thion!

Today I love cough drops, ’cause my throat is scratchy and a little raw and that’s a great excuse for something medicinal that masquerades as candy. I love sorting through music and getting some tracks in order for a project that will be due this summer.

Today I love drinking coffee in my Wednesday office with the main street just outside the window and scenes playing like vignettes of filler in a good romantic comedy movie about two people living a small town life happily and then suddenly finding each other … it might be these two walking towards each other now, or not.

Today I Love Feeling Supported

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 Feeling Supported. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 4, 2020, from


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