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Today I Love The Calm Water

Sparkling clear bay today

Today I love the calm water rippling sweetly and gently between the dock and the shore. I love the way the light focuses through the wavelets and lines the bottom of the bay full of clear water. I love that while yesterday the water on our shoreline was full of whirling churning sand it was clear if you got about a hundred yards out and so that’s what we did, paddled out in our kayaks and once again took up exploring the never ending bottom of the bay. I love that although it is too cold out so far, we haven’t given up on going swimming yet. I love that there is also talk of golfing today and maybe there might be a bit of fishing as well. I love when “On this day” on Facebook reminds me of some poetry I had written. I love that poetry can take you places that surprise, or it can lead you exactly where you thought it would in a way that you enjoy.

Today I love this: “Autumn, I loved you years ago. And every time you come around I swear I will not be taken in by your beauty again. I promise myself I will not be courted by your cool airs and your sweet scents and your confident, knowing smiles. I promise myself every time you show up that I will not let you lead me on, only to be dropped in three short months into the hands of beautiful, crystalline Winter. Every year I promise, and every year
… I fall” ~ ©2015 KB

Today I love that I have the luxury of taking it easy when I’m not feeling well. I love that my not feeling well is all on the antibiotics and that I will start to feel better in exactly three weeks and five days. I love that this sacrifice of my wellness is to determine if I could be made even more well without surgical intervention and that would be a great thing. I love that I can still do things, and though it takes an effort, those things are always worthwhile once done. I love that I am looking over my resume and finding things that need to be updated. I love that I recently was reminded that my blood type is B-Positive, because … what else could my blood type actually ever be, am-I-right? I love that, when I’m not being dosed with drugs that are unacceptable, I get to donate blood.

Today I love drinking coffee on the couch at the cottage by the sparkling water while I write these words and then get ready to cut the lawn (Yes, grandma, on a Sunday, yes, I am sorry about that …).

Today I Love The Calm Water

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love The Calm Water. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 21, 2019, from


Last updated: 23 Sep 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Sep 2018
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