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Today I Love Waiting For The Rain

chairs on the dock
Sitting by the bay

Today I love waiting for the rain and relaxing by the bay on a chair on the dock while we watch the clouds gather. I love that the bay is active and rolling, heaving the dock up and down underneath me. I love the feel of the power of the bay and the way it seems to be ready to play with the coming rain storm, like a child who knows their best friend is coming and they’re already excited for the fun that’s coming. I love that there’s a large bass hanging around our dock and that he’s been caught twice and has still been seen. I love that the children who were here found a frog in the lowest pond of the stream that runs to the bay and they caught it and kept it for a while to observe it and then released it before they headed back home. I love that there are children all along the shore who are busy discovering riparian things every day, wandering around wide eyed and attentive to their tunnel of vision that they’ve focused on the world right in front of them. I love that this is the age where they develop their ability to live in the moment. I love when adults long to reacquire that ability because that tells me they had it in their childhood.

Today I love people making breakfast as a team. I especially love when there are too many people in the kitchen for me to be able to squeeze myself in, so that I don’t feel guilty about not helping. I love when I can just sit and write while stuff like breakfast preparations happen. I love that there will likely be book reading happening today when the rain comes. I love how the Ash and Bloom song “Let The Storm Come” plays in my head on days like today.

Today I love barbecued sausage and freshly made pancakes and fresh fruit and all the extras for breakfast. I love the easy way the sky is painting itself with darker and darker shades of grey, hoping we won’t notice and be offended by it covering the sun. I love how music is a constant part of my life even when there’s no music on. I love that my mind is ready to write the last of my next radio show episode today.

Today I love drinking coffee on the dock, waiting for the rain to come.

Today I Love Waiting For The Rain

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 Waiting For The Rain. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 24, 2019, from


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