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Today I love This Open Day

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A grand little boat …

Today I love this open day, open mind, open thoughts, open schedule of things to do with lots of things I want done to fill in the spaces in between. I love the sky’s sharp blue expanse that mirrors the wide open aspect of my day. I love that I have challenges but none that I can’t handle. I love that I have allies everywhere. I love that this world is full of people who want good things to happen for others, people who recognize that the joy and happiness in someone else’s life is the most gratifying gift you can receive in life. I love that love is easy enough to find within yourself if you recognize that it obligates no one else. I love that Kahlil Gibran reminded me on more than one occasion that all you get from loving is to love, and I love that if I think about it, that is enough. I love that he also said “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” and I love that I remember this sometimes when it is the most important thing I could be remembering, when I am bare foot and without a hat, and that is a wonderful experience, to believe that you are doing the world a favor at the same time that you are doing yourself a good turn.

Today I love that stalwart boat sitting in the driveway. I love that it carried us many miles this season, that it proved its valor often, that it held us safe above the waves and stood its ground against the currents and winds and brought us home safely every time we went out. I love that our crew had such a good time this year and I am looking forward to next year and even more adventures on the high sea. I love that the Owen Sound Serpent is a friend of our dragon boat and has even commented on it on twitter.

Today I love starting my day off with a walk. I love finishing up my early morning chores early and getting down to business in a prompt manner. I love that I have a diverse portfolio of tasks today that will see me being creative and doing physical work and making recordings and cooking and cleaning and doing many more things as well. I love days full of wonder and accomplishments, and this day has potential for all of that.

Today I love front porch office coffee drinking while I admire our sturdy little boat as it waits to be delivered to its winter lodgings.

Today I love This Open Day

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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Babcock, K. (2018). Today I love This Open Day. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from


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