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Today I Love People Who Talk

    kayaks and backyard at cottageThe water hasn’t reached the patio yet, and the kayaks are still here. And, I have pants on.

Today I love people who talk about things. I love that things get talked about here in our household, and in our cottagehold as well. I love that I can be a fly on the wall for all kinds of conversations on Facebook, conversations that get held publicly and that show conscientious people learning, seeking, exploring and deciding things. I love when a friend engages in one of these conversations and resolves to accept new good ideas as part of their own world, it makes me hopeful. I love when people offer information about their lives and activities on social media and I get to keep up with what is happening with them without disturbing them and without gossiping about them, frees up all my gossiping time for things that are more fun. I love that we have talked about several important things today already and though we may not have solved anything conclusively we are certainly closer to doing just that. I love that breakfast is cooked and eaten and we al survived my culinary skills. I love that we slept with all the windows open last night and the birds whispered to me all night long, the waves talked quietly down by the shore, the rain drizzled a lullaby and I slept and dreamt mildly disturbing dreams that were fairly funny to contemplate in the morning light, though I am glad we still have the kayaks, the water level hasn’t reached the edge of our patio and I am wearing pants now.

Today I love that my latest round of blood work has shown some deficiencies and that I am now taking supplements and though I’m still tired and in pain, I am more energized and feeling less sluggish so how great is that? I love that I am fully aware that there is a possibility that this is a placebo effect, because I am also fully aware that placebos often help with some problems and feeling more energetic is a good thing no matter how it comes about or how long it lasts.

Today I love that we went in swimming yesterday, that the turtle I saw here a couple of weeks ago seems to have decided that he lives here on our shore, that the dock hasn’t blown away, that we went kayaking yesterday, and that I have a friend who uses Oxford commas and loses marks for doing that because apparently her educators aren’t smart enough to understand the concept.

Today I love drinking coffee while we talk about important things, like what we might bring to my family reunion today.

Today I Love People Who Talk

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 People Who Talk. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 10, 2019, from


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