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Today I Love Pride

summer sky and maple tree
A perfect day for a parade

Today I love pride and the fact that there will be a pride parade in my town for the first time. I love that we get to go line the streets and shout our support of friends who will maybe feel a little more free about who they are today, and with some luck and love and support they will maybe feel a lot more free. I love that freedom is the fuel of the heart, the food of the soul. I love that the freedom to be yourself is so naturally sought by each of us that it must be the thing that everyone has right to and therefore I love that I get to offer my support to anyone finally acquiring that right. I love that the razor that divides whether you have a right is the simple question, “Are you asking to be something or are you being asked to tolerate someone being?” The first is your right, the second is your obligation. I love that I have known just enough intolerance in my life to have seen it for the deception that it is, but have not known so much of it that it became common and confusing. I love that the people around me have always made me aware that tolerance gathers riches to ones life in the form of people who can teach you many more lessons than you can ever learn on your own.

Today I love that it is Sunday and that has always been one of my favorite days. I love when the day dawns clear and bright and feels like it has the potential to be the best day of my life so far just because that is always a great day every time it happens. I love that even if today is the best day of my life so far that doesn’t mean that tomorrow can’t be the new best day of my life so far. I love how little it takes to make a day great, like getting a bunch of stuff done when you were only counting on maybe two thirds of a bunch.

Today I love coffee in bed. I love that we will be trying to get to the cottage this afternoon after the pride parade. I love that there is more stuff to do there and every time I get more stuff done I feel like I’m getting somewhere and I’m excited to see where that might be.

Today I love sipping coffee in bed while I contemplate this day’s activities and get ready to go to a parade.

Today I Love Pride

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 Pride. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/06/today-i-love-pride/

 

Last updated: 10 Jun 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Jun 2018
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