Home » Blogs » Today I Love... » Today I Love Reminiscing

Today I Love Reminiscing

mango jam and coffee
Adventures in jam …

Today I love reminiscing about all the folks I’ve loved and lost in my life and I love reminiscing about them to someone who cares to hear about them and my past. I love that this rambling reminiscence took place at the breakfast table and that it went on for quite a while and at no time did I feel rushed or like my stories weren’t welcome. I love that this is good practice for old age because sooner or later, whether I grow up or not, I’m going to grow old and it will be good to know how to behave for a change. I love that behaving old seems to be a lot like behaving young. I love that I am skipping middle age and that’s just fine with me. I love that I may yet live to see old age, and that is something I am looking forward to. I love that I have known many children who have had 70 or more years of practice at being children and they have often been my favorite people to know. I love that youth is not the domain of the young, and I love that anyone can experience youth at any age if circumstance allows and they are willing. I love that circumstance allows me to do just that and I love that I am not wasting this circumstance by forcing myself to “act my age” but am instead acting the age I feel.

Today I love that it is Sunday and Sunday is big breakfast at home day and that’s the way we like it. I love that we only miss this when there are pressing matters to attend to and the most pressing of them is adventures and there are adventures coming up. I love that there is a cottage version of  big breakfast at home and it is just as good with a water front view.

Today I love mango jam. I love toasted homemade bread. I love the breakfast nook and how it often becomes the lunch table and even the dinner table. I love that dinner is sometimes served in the great room which is the smallest room with a couch on the main floor. I love that there is talk of converting the great room into a kitchen and the kitchen into a great room which will make the already misnamed great room even smaller.

Today I love drinking coffee with my memories and someone who wants to hear them, and mango jam.

Today I Love Reminiscing

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

No comments yet... View Comments / Leave a Comment



APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love Reminiscing. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from


Last updated: 10 Mar 2019
Statement of review: Psych Central does not review the content that appears in our blog network ( prior to publication. All opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the author alone, and do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or management of Psych Central. Published on All rights reserved.