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Today I Love Being Content

dark clouds and blue sky
More sky indecision …

Today I love being content with my life at this very moment. I love that there is still more of it to live so I don’t have to settle for what I’ve lived thus far. I love that if I did have to settle for a life this long I’ve done enough to fill it this far. I love the ragged gasps of wind that are punctuating this day. I love that all things are cyclical, that everything seems to have a season, that sometimes things look like they are out of sync but that mother nature has a sort of gravity that pushes everything back down into the proper rhythm. I love how squirrels can stand casually on the side of a tree or post as if they were on flat ground, quietly watching the world and being all, “Dum dee dee, dee dum dee do … who me? Nope, I’m fine. Just standing sideways looking at the world, wondering where I might find a nut to hide somewhere.” I love how much they look like bears when they stand up and peer over the tops of the grass. I love that the lawn needs to be cut again and that the weather seems to be threatening rain in order to hurry me up perhaps, but I’ma just take my time and do it when I’m ready, and if it’s raining then, I’ma do it when it’s ready.

Today I love being off the road. I love that I’m as at home traveling as I am being stationary, location wise, love how it always feels like an adventure when I get behind the wheel for a long haul and love how comfortable it feels when I get home and know I’ve got no where to be for a while. I love how the last two and a half weeks have gone, wild and crazy and hectic as they were, because almost everything that they involved worked perfectly and turned out the way it was supposed to.

Today I love the Tuesday, front porch office even more than I usually do because I’ve been away from it for what seems like days and now I’m back. I love that every now and then I sort of wake up to the fact that I am here, I think they call it being present in the moment, and right now the moment is summer and I love summer. I love that this day’s weather doesn’t seem as bad as I was expecting, though I’d be alright with rain and thunderstorms if they came, but the humidity and low air quality that was forecast seems to not have materialized yet.

Today I love drinking coffee in the Tuesday office while the sky tries to decide whether it will be sunny or wet today.

Today I Love Being Content

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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Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love Being Content. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2019, from


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