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Today I Love Cottage Games

blue sky and clouds
The day could go either way

Today I love cottage games like Scrabble and Mahjong and Michigan Rummy and “who can get into the bay first?” and “where will I sit to write today?” and the like. I love that this day looks unsettled, grey and moody, but may just stay that way and neither burn down on us nor pour down on us. I love that it can do any of those things and I will still be happy, because it is another day I get to put into the box of days of my life, each one worth treasuring for one reason or another. I love that I have had bad days of loss because those days remind me that I have had people and relationships in my life that I valued greatly. I love that loss has not yet stopped me from looking for love or from cherishing it when I found it. I love my life and the fullness of every day of it, even the exhausting days and the days that I’ve spent being exhausted. I love that every day has at least one thing worth loving whether it is an experience or a lesson. I love that the lessons come easier when you look for love in them.

Today I love that more family is coming to the cottage. I love that we have officially owned the cottage now for one year and two days. I love plans and that plans can change but we only change them when better options present themselves. I love how this day has started off slow and sleepy and shows no signs yet of accelerating any time soon. I love that I am awake and happy. I love that the sun has burst out into the day now and is filtering through the billowing clouds. I love that this day has not yet decided whether it will be an experience or a lesson, but I’m ready to love either, or both.

Today I love cooking breakfast. I love fresh bread and home made jam. I love secrets made in my heart and kept by my soul and shared through a hug or a kiss. I love the water, its power, its ever changing temperament. I love that the water and I have an agreement, that I haven’t tempted fate needlessly when I’m in or on the water, and it has tolerated me playing in and on its surface … so far.

Today I love drinking coffee while I wait for the day to decide all the things.

Today I Love Cottage Games


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 Cottage Games. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/09/today-i-love-cottage-games/

 

Last updated: 2 Sep 2018
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