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Today I Love My Community Of Friends

Chi-Cheeman and Nikki
Heading out to sea …

Today I love my community of friends and the loose knit way that we are all connected. I love that we took a sea cruise last night and headed out in Owen Sound bay and around Cape Commodore and up Colpoy’s Bay almost all the way to the cottage on the Chi-cheemaun Ferry. I love that the boat was packed with old friends and new friends and future friends and that we had a great time meeting up with and talking with folks all evening long. I love good talks with people who have powerful things to say that light pathways and clear smoke from the air, and light talks with others who have the gift of making time spent with them spark and burn with the warmth of a healing campfire. I love hanging out with old friends who are close enough that you can joust wittily with them and they parry each strike and come right back un-wounded to strike back at you. I love that I have all these kinds of friends and I hereby swear that they have me at their disposal. I love how much at home I am on water, love that I can feel the movements of a ship through my legs, love that I can endure the elements and discomfort in order to embrace the adventure and the experience. I love that there is food for the spirit in being alive and well and ranging out past my everyday boundaries.

Today I love that we are on our way to Dim Sum for lunch at a local restaurant operated by our friends , Jimmy and Ping and I am looking forward to seeing them and being their patrons for this next adventure of the weekend. I love that they too are part of my community. I love how broad and eclectic my community is and that every piece of it is important to me. I love that there will again be old friends and new friends and future friends at this event, but today’s adventure will be on a much smaller scale than one done on a huge ferry. I love that I am ready for that change from crowded and vast to crowded and unpretentious.

Today I love this new frying pan. I love Sunday breakfast and I always have loved it. I love when things happen that suddenly take someone’s stress away or at least reduce it to a more manageable quantity. I love that I have contemplated my animalistic nature for much of my life and have often come to the point of accepting the paradox of being human, being both animals in our needs and wants and desires and being gods in our abilities to create and destroy, support and detract, and I am still okay with who I am.

Today I love drinking coffee between adventures.

Today I Love My Community Of Friends


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 My Community Of Friends. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 27, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2019/04/today-i-love-my-community-of-friends/

 

Last updated: 28 Apr 2019
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