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Today I Love Refusing To Be Sick

waves on shore
Surf’s up!

Today I love refusing to be sick, even though I’m not really sick and am in reality just feeling beat up by the antibiotics, darn those demon things! I love that I cut the lawn yesterday and went kayaking this morning and that I will be at the Autumn Moon Festival tonight because dammit, you can’t hold me down for long if ever! I love that when I’m feeling worn out like this the couch is a wonderful friend and I love that I imagine that it is understanding when I have to leave it to go do other things. I love that we still seem to always have a pair of crows around the cottage and I still can’t shake the feeling that they are likely Nip and Tuck, the crows from L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle. I love when literary things seem to seep into my world. I love that this place makes me slow down and ponder, even as it takes more of my time to look after it. I love the cottage and the laid back way that we approach the busyness that happens here. I love that we did not get to go swimming this weekend because the reason was the wild and blustery bay and it is so beautiful when it churns and grinds. I love that we braved the waves in our kayaks though, and were able to dance on the crests and slide in the hollows and feel the power of them.

Today I love unhealthy breakfasts of doughnuts and coffee. I love that there was fresh fruit before that happened. I love how good it feels to know that I eat mostly healthy meals and when I slip it’s actually good for me to challenge my digestive system, give it a bit of a workout, keep it strong and agile. Ha ha. I love breakfast and how surprising it always is to eat good tasting food first thing in the morning, like my brain always goes, “Oh yeah, this stuff is that good!”

Today I love the smell of wood smoke when brush is being burned after a wind storm cleanup. I love that the tree that fell at the cottage landed on the front yard and not on the cottage at all. I love that our neighbor cut up the trunks and stacked them with other logs and put the brush in piles for me to be able to haul away later. I love that I am formulating plans to deal with that over the next couple of weeks.

Today I love drinking coffee in my kayak on the water while I contemplate the waves and the powerful stories they tell.

Today I Love Refusing To Be Sick

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 Refusing To Be Sick. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2019, from


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