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Today I Love The Long Roads

Cat crossing the road
Black jacket and white pants, and his socks pulled up …

Today I love the long roads, the journeys that seem like they might never end, and the truth that we rarely consider … that life is a journey and most of us hope the end is no time soon. I love long road trips and I love adventures that cannot be done in a day. I love when one adventure leads to another one and I especially love when I embark on one adventure because I know it will lead to others. I love when something I’ve done leads me to something I’ve always wanted to do, but I love when something I do leads me to something I never realized I wanted to do until I did it and found that another piece of my soul was waiting there for me. I love that sometimes this happens with big things and sometimes with little things, but they always seem to be gigantic when they happen. I love that recording a one hour radio show once every four weeks is a little thing but it is so much fun (even if I sound laid back on the air) and I never felt one way or the other about it until I did it. I love that I can honestly say that I never thought I would be where I am in this life when I was younger.

Today I love the cat across the road that looks like it is wearing a black jacket, white shirt and pants. I love that it seems to be always on an adventure itself. I love that, although it crosses the road, it clearly has respect for vehicular traffic and waits its chance and then scurries quickly. I love that it is another part of my neighborhood and I love my neighborhood. I love that all the kids seem to have backpacks that are almost as big as they are. I love how many parents go by, child in hand and carrying a child’s backpack on their shoulders. I love the one dad who proudly wears his daughter’s bright pink pack and smiles at her as she bubbles with observations on her way to school.

Today I love Unknown letters in my Alpha-bits. I love that I started wondering if they made that cereal for other countries. I love that I imagined them as Egyptian and Chinese hieroglyphs. If they don’t exist yet … dibs on creation rights.I love the frosty, dusty grey-blue of the new growth on the blue spruce in the front yard, I love how it has become the tree of my home and is replacing the one that used to grow off the side of my old deck and be a home for dozens of lives all year long. I love that I”m dreaming of putting up a bird feeder here on the front porch to see if the same thing will happen again.

Today I love drinking coffee on the long roads, even if some of them are traveled here at home.

Today I Love The Long Roads

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 Long Roads. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 22, 2019, from


Last updated: 6 Sep 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Sep 2018
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