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Today I Love This Winter Pause

back yard, no snow
And just like that, the snow was gone …

Today I love this winter pause, the snow melting and the world looking wet and shiny and almost lush. I love that the air tastes clean and rich and feels so gentle at this temperature after the chill we’ve had. I love how little breaks from the cold remind me of how wonderful Spring is. I love that all the snow disappeared overnight and there had been a lot of that stuff, not epic amounts, but enough to make Christmas look really white. I love this time of year. I love that no matter what the temperature is outside I enjoy going out into the weather and being out and breathing the fresh air. I love drinking tea outside in the winter, especially if it has been made outside. I love memories of tobogganing as a child and that we would light a fire and boil up water from melted snow and make tea before we started the four mile hike back to the village. I love that even though I’m still not well, I’m contemplating making a cup of tea and bundling up and sitting outside for a few minutes, just to remind myself that I am alive. I love that I am an equal opportunity hot beverage drinker, though my preference will always be coffee when I’m well, a good cup of tea will never go amiss.

Today I love that it is Friday and the work week is almost over finally. What a rough two days this has been what with having to go to work and come home only to go to work again before coming home for the last time. Wait, that’s not me, I work from home. Today I love that I work from home and this particular week has been a lark. I love that I got so much done yesterday even though I wasn’t feeling my best. I love this last full week of the year.

Today I love that there are less than 12 weeks until the beginning of Spring, just 81 days in which to figure out your spring plans. I love that I will enjoy every day leading up to that equinox to the best of my ability and I will waste not one moment complaining about the weather. I love that we made great soup yesterday and it would have been the best soup ever if I had remembered to get more peas when we ran out of them … and maybe Lima beans too.

Today I love drinking coffee while I make a plan to have a cup of tea on the front porch.

Today I Love This Winter Pause

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 on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of 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 am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with 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 This Winter Pause. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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