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Today I Love Brilliant Sunshine

sunrise in the back yard
Good morning, sunshine

Today I love brilliant sunshine pouring in my window, making me turn out the lights, letting me bask in its glory and soak up those vitamins and good vibes, turning on all the good brain chemical switches in my mind and pouring hope and happiness into me like I’m a pool with a fountain of joy right in my heart. I love the lengthening days and the promise of new life and changes. I love when the earth turns my half of the globe more toward the sun and allows us to warm up and watch the ice melt away. I love that today dawned cold as could be but the temperature is going up and we get to feel the changes as well as see them. I love this time of year because it is the most dramatic seasonal change. I love watching the earth getting ready to emerge from under the drifts and banks of snow. I love that I heard a cardinal singing his crazy song when I went out into the driveway this morning. I love that even when I don’t have any place to go, I still go outside to see what the day has brought us.

Today I love that it is Thursday and I love the way Thursday thinks, all ready to catapult us into the last day of the work week with gusto and verve so that we hit the ground running tomorrow morning. i love that Thursday does its work so quietly that we often think nothing of it when it is gone, Thursday has some magic in it that lets it do what must be done to get us through the day but not look back with more than just a glance at it, no matter how much joy it brought us. I love that Thursday loves us like a parent, wishing us the best, helping quietly behind the scenes, and then letting us go to seek our Friday fortunes.

Today I love that we are going to try coconut and pineapple in our oatmeal the next time we make a batch. I love the way that words are like food ingredients, sometimes the most interesting of words come along and you just feel like they’ve been waiting for you to find them and there they are, fresh and crisp and boasting of taste and sustenance. I love that I am certain that I would die without words, I would mentally starve and I would suffer greatly if I could not define my emotions to those around me that I love.

Today I love the cakiness of drinking coffee in the sun and how getting to write about it is very much like having that cake and eating it too.

Today I Love Brilliant Sunshine

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. (2019). Today I Love Brilliant Sunshine. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 19, 2020, from


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