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Today I Love Petrichor

travel mug, front verandah office
Coffee to go … home

Today I love petrichor and the fact that I got to experience it twice yesterday because neither rain we had yesterday was enough to remove the earths potential to produce that wonderfully inspiring smell. I love rare smells like big, still water, and petrichor, and the ozone smell that comes with a thunderstorm. I love the sweet way that my world smells, love that the city I live in isn’t big enough to completely override the perfumes of the land. I love that it was drizzling last night as I went to sleep, and even though it wasn’t enough rain to really help anything much it lulled me to sleep. I love that there is a gentle breeze here on the front porch, that Saturday neighborhood things are happening, people talking, packing for trips, walking for the fun of walking, playing for the joy of it. I love that children go places because they can but adults seem to go places that they have to and that by that standard I am still a child. I love that we went to the market again, I missed being there last week even though I loved being at the dragon boat races. I love that we managed to get everything we needed at the market and maybe a little more. I love that there are some things we buy there that I cannot bring myself to buy anywhere else.

Today I love that swimming lengths is a thing and we’re apparently going to do that around noon. Ha. I love that even though I don’t swim well, I actually do swim reasonably well but I don’t have the stamina to do more than fifty meters at one go and usually I do twenty five and take a rest. I love that I still swim too hard, which is why I don’t have the stamina to swim far. I love that it has been suggested to me that I should just go with the way I do it and call it interval training which is supposedly a thing so that’s my newest thing is freestyle interval training.

Today I love breakfast at the market. I love coffee to go. I love plans for time at the cottage. I love that I’m going to Tedstock which is a party to say goodbye to Ted Rusk who passed away a few weeks ago and will be missed by our community. I love the way our community keeps its history by making more history.

Today I love drinking coffee to go from the market on the front porch while I write about going more places and doing more things.

Today I Love Petrichor

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 Petrichor. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 17, 2019, from


Last updated: 14 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 14 Jul 2018
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