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Today I Love Pride Parades

Growing like a weed … or a bunch of them I guess?

Today I love pride parades and the fact that I’m in a bit of a hurry to get this post done so I can go join my friends and my community to celebrate this aspect of our community that totally belongs here. I love love and I respect love where ever it is found. I love relationships that are strong and mutually supportive no matter how they are manifested, no matter who participates in them. I love that so many of my friends are able to be in relationships that make them happy and that some of them are in relationships that not so long ago were kept hidden for fear of retribution, but now they are able to come out and be full participants in my community and hopefully in everyone’s community soon enough. I love that the closest thing I have to a rainbow shirt is a subdued spectrum of blues and greens and golds, and I love that to my mind this is a perfect statement to be made by the clothing of an ally, supporter and friend and that makes me happy. I love that I still want a rainbow shirt … maybe next year I’ll remember to go get one.

Today I love that the day is so summer like again and that we went to the market and that, although we are all at work right now trying to get our obligations caught up, we will soon be doing more weekend stuff and more community stuff and more recreational stuff and that’s what weekends are supposed to be all about. I love manifestations of usefully corrupted English that allow us to communicate with text and still include conversational undertones and inflection, like “amIright” and “S’up?” and 😉 to make it obvious that I’m joking, and other things like that. I love that this is the kind of thing that wanders into my mind on a sunny Summer like day to make me smile quietly to myself on the front porch.

Today I love Saturday morning Farmers’ Market breakfast. I love thinking that the lawn needs cutting again and that smell of fresh cut grass. I love that the cottage is in our very near future. I love that we might attempt to put the dock in this weekend, but maybe not. I love considering new sunglasses and that I may continue to consider them for a few more months but I’m going to eventually get a pair of progressive ones so that I can write outside … maybe by next summer.

Today I love drinking coffee on the front porch while the lawn taunts me with its rapid growth.

Today I Love Pride Parades

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 Pride Parades. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2019, from


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