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Today I Love Random Gifts

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Bird quote, “The things I have to do to make it on social media!!!”

Today I love random gifts like the opportunity to keep a bay breasted warbler warm when it went into shock after hitting our window and the chance to see him fly again and hear him sing about the crazy thing that just happened to him. I love to hear about the gifts that others receive, like my friend Bea having four generations at home to celebrate more life on the way, and my friend Anne receiving the gift of a cello after 30 years of quiet dreaming about that very instrument. I love that this world of humanity, despite its limits, presents examples of love and joy every day for those who look for them to see. I love that I saw these three examples and got to share them. I love that I will spend today in search of more of the same, it has become a habit to seek out love and joy and I am so glad I started down this road and so glad that Caitlin Carpenter sent me this way. I love that she managed to go 13 months without a seizure after experiencing grand and petite mals every day for what seemed like forever. I love that after she seized three days ago she immediately started counting the next day and reveled in the chance to do day one seizure free all over again. I love that this will be day three if it works and day three is as good a place to be as any.

Today I love making perfectly round fried eggs with my fancy-schmancy egg rings and placing them on toasted English muffins for breakfast at the cottage. I love that I’m working on a plan to have a bunch of these frozen for those days when we have to hit the road in the early morning and want a good, hand held breakfast to take with us. I love that I am having fun with my life these days, love that I am able to bring the wealth of my life thus far with me in a small bag labeled “good times” that I keep in the back of my mind, and love that that same bag has plenty of room in it for more good memories.

Today I love the work we got done here at the cottage. I love that we have new plans and schemes for the coming days. I love that the dragon boat is going in the water in two days and I cannot wait to find my sea legs again, and yes, I get to stand up on the dragon boat when others are not supposed to and I love that too.

Today I love drinking coffee in the cottage and remembering the song of the warbler that eventually flew from my hand to a tree and sang before going in search of friends of its own feather.

Today I Love Random Gifts

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 Random Gifts. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from


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