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Today I Love Friday’s Feeling Of Freedom

rabbit in back yard
Friday backyard wildlife

Today I love Friday’s feeling of freedom and the plans that we have for this new weekend that has rolled up onto our doorstep. I love the writing rule that clearly states, “Always avoid all alliteration!” I love alliteration too much to avoid it. I love that this week has seen us out on the water in the dragon boat twice and it looks like two nights might be the new normal for our club. I love that the water is so familiar to me, love that it feels like I am at home once again whenever I step onto the steering deck of that sturdy boat. I love that, although it doesn’t look like I’m working very hard, staying in the boat and standing upright on a 2 foot by four foot deck on the back of a forty foot by four foot boat that is constantly in motion is a pretty good core workout. I love that I can feel it in my stomach and legs when I get back on shore and it’s one of those good pains that reminds me I’ve been working. I love that getting back on the boat seemed to be natural for all of us, that the crews worked like they had just paddled last week when in fact it had been months. I love the daring deeds of dragon boats dashing determinedly down the fairway of the harbor, and alliteration. đŸ˜‰

Today I love that it has suddenly occurred to me that it is Kraft macaroni dinner Friday and I love KD Fridays a lot. I love that a little while ago I had started to be sad when that happened and then I realized that that was because my usual lunch partner was away on these days and when I realized that those things were connected by cause and effect but that  it was the absence causing the KD and not the KD causing the absence I was able to enjoy the KD again without relinquishing my unhappiness over my lack of lunch date.

Today I love potatoes, possibly because of a genetic predisposition from having a rather high concentration of Irish DNA in me, and that’s okay with me. I love that I grew up in a family that ate potatoes every day in one form or another. I love that I can cook potatoes in a lot of different ways and I’m okay at that. I love the wildlife that takes its leisure in the back yard here.

Today I love sipping coffee quietly and contentedly while alliterations creep into my mind and climb into my imagination and create comfy, cozy clouds of calmness and composure. Ain’t that great?

Today I Love Friday’s Feeling Of Freedom

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 on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of 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 am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with 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 Friday’s Feeling Of Freedom. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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