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Today I Love The Shadow’s Proof Of Light

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Light makes shadows and shadows define light

Today I love the shadow’s proof of light, that bad weather reminds us to appreciate good weather, that pain usually reminds me that I have worked hard and accomplished things, and that darkness is the very quality that helps us appreciate the light. I love that I am tired and moving slowly because I know how much I’ve already gotten done. I love that I still have huge big plans for the rest of this day and I don’t intend to slow down much or give up unless I get to the point where my body just refuses to move and then I suppose I’ll give in to it and maybe read some, but I intend to battle that for as long as I can. I love that I keep forgetting to take my meds, that I even mentioned to people this morning that I’d forgotten to take my meds last night, and even that didn’t clue me in to the fact that I’d forgotten my meds this morning as well. I love that because it shows how stubborn and determined I am and being that way pleases me immensely. I love that I helped with a bunch of yard work and then with some help I built a cedar log retaining wall around one of our garden beds and know that I will be up for doing the one on the other side of the house when we get around to that. I love that we are packing and loading for the trip to the cottage in about an hour and we have so many places to go today before we are done moving and can crash in that little piece of heaven with the sound of the little trickling brook outside the bedroom window.

Today I love that my old truck is doing very well, rumbling through its work just like me even though it is probably as old in truck years as I am in people years. I love that it has hauled all the yard waste to the compost site and is now full of wooden chair kits and a lawn mower and a table that are all on their way to the cottage. I love that we have fish for supper one night this weekend and it came from our farmers’ market where we buy some of our favorite meats and veggies.

Today I love quick lunches. I love sunny mornings. I love days where the weather is both warm at times and cool at times, love texture in my weather. I love good mustard. I love hot sauce. I love finding my way through this world by going from one good meal to the next ’cause that might end up being the whole meaning of life in the long run.

Today I love drinking coffee while the light filters through the shadows and together they make the world look balanced.

Today I Love The Shadow’s Proof Of Light

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 Shadow’s Proof Of Light. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 4, 2020, from


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