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Today I Love Being In My Sixty-first Year

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The birthday boy …

Today I love being in my sixty-first year of life and having sixty years of practise in the tank to make sure I get this one right. I love that when I turned fifty-five I called that mid life because I intend to live to be 110 but now I’m contemplating upping the ante and calling this the mid way point so that I can experience every one of the 120 different Chinese zodiac years. Something worth contemplating, don’t you think? I love that I am more serious about it than I probably have a right to be, though who knows what may come, when I was a teenager I could never see myself making it to twenty-two, and I drank my way past that deadline, so what do I have to lose in this attempt at 120? I love that my arguments for trying are infallible. I love that this takes some pressure off my schedule, ’cause I wasn’t sure I’d get everything done that I wanted to do if I only had fifty years left, but I think I can manage now with sixty to go.

Today I love so many things about this past year that I cannot possibly name them all, but high on my list is the fact that we had a Christmas tree this year and that is my first tree in my home since 2010. I love that that tree is still up. I love that I got to see part of Europe this past year and it was a wonderful experience. I love that I made a triumphant return to Niagara falls after an absence of fifty-five years or maybe more. I love the changes we’ve made in the house these last few months that have made it more organized and easier to work and live in. I love that last year was our first summer in the cottage, and our first full calendar year as cottage owners, and it was so good. I love that we even had a cottage concert there and I love that Shawna Caspi played that one.

Today I love all my friends who make this life so rich and rewarding. I love that I have had so much family through the years and they keep me happy. I love that I am in love and I love that I can feel that in my life, flooding my heart and my soul with strength and joy to the bursting point and yet when it feels like I might burst, I just stretch out and take it all in.

Today I love drinking coffee here in the beginning of my seventh decade of

Today I Love Being In My Sixty-first Year

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. (2019). Today I Love Being In My Sixty-first Year. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from


Last updated: 13 Jan 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Jan 2019
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