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Today I Love Loose Plans

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Today I love loose plans that flow around the day’s distinct bumps and curves and fit in like they were meant for today because they flex when I need them to. I love days that make the best of themselves by being available and ready for me to use them as I need to. I love how these days just comfort me and seem to do so on purpose and that’s the way I like them. I love plans for finding our way to the water with purpose and determination. I love the water and the sound of it. I love how it lulls me, calms me, serenades me with its slow and steady song of power. I love that yesterday it was crashing on the shore and I went out on the floating dock and every now and then it would lift the dock up and drop it just in time for the next wave coming to crest the corner of the dock and splash up and tickle my feet. I love that our shoreline changes with steady reciprocity, sandy one time, then gravely the next, then just the boulders and stones and then back to swept in sand for a day. I love how the water is still cool and chilly, but clearly getting warmer with each passing day.

Today I love shuffling tools around from one place to the other, and while I often say “I wish I had two of these.” I know I’m lucky to have some of them at all since they were not cheap and I was lucky enough to have work for a while that paid for them. I love that I am able to do many of the things that others call a contractor for, again, lucky I’ve had work in that area. I love that the garage is still progressing in its quest to house a car this winter, though admittedly it is happening slowly. I love that a little progress is still an uplifting thing.

Today I love shortcake with grilled peaches. I love impromptu burger barbecuing. I love that I can visit my father. I love that it rained softly all day yesterday. I love that I’m in love with the rain. I love that I’m in love. I love that love is worth life and since life without love is worthless, I love that my life is worthy and worth living.

Today I love that I’m sitting in my Tuesday office drinking coffee on a Monday morning thinking about changing my flexible plans and returning to a Monday sort of schedule now that the scheduled unique activities have come to an end.

Today I Love Loose Plans

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 Loose Plans. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 17, 2019, from


Last updated: 23 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Jul 2018
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