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Today I Love The Gathering Tension

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Today I love the gathering tension of the coming Spring, not the tension that is like stress, but the tension that builds up when something good is going to happen and then suddenly it does. Wait, is that why they call it Spring? Ha. I love that. I love that so much snow has disappeared and there are patches of lawn exposed and reminding me that we never did do that final raking of the leaves that we wanted to do last fall, so we got that sprung on us. I love that yesterday was warm enough to open some windows and exchange the house air for some fresh stuff. I love that there is a promise in that air that offers the coming of summer to those who can wait three more months, but the guarantee of three months of agony and grief for those who can’t wait patiently. I love that it has become obvious to me that people do what they start out to do and those who complain about weather will still be complaining when winter returns at the end of the year without having had a break. I love that I indulge in a little bit of complaining about the complaining, but mostly I just love the weather and the world and both the people who love it all and the ones who grumble.

Today I love that I got to curl last night as a spare and we lost our game by default because the team I curled on only had one original member and then we went ahead and lost by points as well, though we did not go down without a fight … or rather, we tried our best to win, but we were not able to manage that. I love that because the score doesn’t matter, the playing does, and because it is always more fun to be trying to figure out how to make things better and we often had that opportunity and sometimes it worked.

Today I love that I get to curl again tonight. I love that I started wearing a helmet last night and not one person batted an eye at that even though I was the only one. I love that I have to win tonight to be in the running to be the Friday night, third draw champ, I love a challenge. I love that both of us in this house have a shot at winning that, though we don’t play against each other tonight. I love that I am sad about tonight being our last regular curling game, ’cause that just reminds me how much I love this game.

Today I love drinking coffee while I ponder the coolness of wearing a helmet on the ice, it’s like I’m back playing hockey again, but much harder.

Today I Love The Gathering Tension

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.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love The Gathering Tension. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 23, 2019, from


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