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Today I Love My Community

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Today I love my community, the one that is indignant about the vandalism done at our mosque in my little city. I love that many are speaking out and more are upset. I love that every time some sad and broken xenophobic person does something to indicate their disapproval of any segment of society they are too lazy to understand, they drive the rest of us closer together. I love that this behavior cannot endure in civilization because this behavior is the opposite of civilized. I love that people of all parts of humanity are demonstrating a lot of class in their outrage. I love that my town lives in a present that is far more advanced than the present these vandals seem to think it is, and that this is the kind of thing that will not continue without confrontation … should these cowards ever manage to step out into the light and state their issues. I love that they work by dark of night, because that tells me they already know, though maybe only subconsciously, that the things they are doing are wrong. I also love that this tells the world that they are cowards, the more we know about the people who chose to be our enemies the easier it is to educate them and bring them peace.

Today I love that I am still on holidays, though these last two days have been tribulations for me. I love that I continue to adventure here on the West Coast of my country. I love that we walked to Chinatown last night and found a quiet little family run restaurant in the heart of that area and had a wonderful meal. I love that I am exhausted because that tells me that I am leaving nothing in the tank when it comes to exploring and working. I love that even though I am still not feeling well and my legs and arms feel weighted down I am meeting and beating my step count every day and still working at a desk job so there, life, take that!

Today I love dropping my partner off at class. I love that we got to collect our breakfast together and that I probably could have gone in to her lecture and eaten my breakfast there with her again, no one is checking people in to these educational sessions, just out, but then I would have learned a bunch of stuff I probably shouldn’t know about.

Today I love drinking my coffee in the sun again here on the so called rainy coast of Canada.

Today I Love My Community

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 My Community. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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