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Today I Love Thunder In The Night

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The front porch office

Today I love thunder in the night. I love that before the thunder came there was a deluge that poured down so loud it woke me gently and my first thoughts were to wonder unconcernedly if I’d left anything outside that shouldn’t be. I love that I thought one of those things might have been my computer, and then I thought, “good!” and then I kind of laughed under my breath because I knew I hadn’t left it out and because I recognized my relationship with it and the fact that my life could probably benefit from a wee break, but as long as I’m aware of that I’m still okay. I love that neither the rain nor the thunder could keep me awake and I drifted gently back under the hazy grey edge of sleepy darkness as if I’d never really left it behind save the little extra bit of comfort that comes from hearing the weather rage while I am dry and safe. I love that so many of the people on the eastern seaboard have evacuated to safety and I hope the ones who had to stay behind keep safe, and learn and do what they need to to be able to survive. I love this moody old world and the determined way she does the things she has to do to keep going.

Today I love that it is Friday and here in my little world that means open mic and this week it means Rib Fest and that means that I will be full tonight and possibly tomorrow as well. I love that last night I met with my fiction writers’ group and so it begins for another season. I love that I am determined to have my novel written by the end of the coming Spring, and prepared to have it edited by then as well. I love that I have resigned myself to finishing this story as a favor to the characters in the book who have become friends of mine. I love that I am getting to know them again, and they are still as much fun as they were to meet the first time.

Today I love peach oatmeal. I love Canadian Health Care, ’cause I have Canadian Health Care and that’s what keeps me going. I love that I get to watch the changing of the seasons like a slide show from the front porch office. I love how good it is to be in touch with nature.

Today I love drinking Friday front porch coffee while the children head to school for their last day of learning for this week.

Today I Love Thunder In The Night

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 Thunder In The Night. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 25, 2019, from


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