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Today I Love Tenacious People

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Today I love tenacious people who keep going, keep working toward what they want, even when they are no longer sure they want the same thing, because they know they won’t find out if they were right until they succeed. I love people who are able to admit when they have made a mistake. I love people who are able to accept that they were wrong and change their life because of their acceptance. I love people who are open to discovery. I love people who know that repeating other’s thoughts in the face of disagreement is not honesty but actually laziness. I love people who know that speaking to people as if they are stupid doesn’t give your argument any more validity and in fact makes it suspect. I love people who are aware that single examples are actually an argument in support of the general idea that those examples are wrong, the exception proving the rule so to speak. I love that bigotry is something that incites distrust and disappointment in the bigot and that it always will. I love that misogyny will always be flawed and will always leave us poorer than we could be, in every possible way. I love that acceptance will always make the human race stronger and wiser and richer. I love that the angry determination that is required to maintain hatred is the proof of its inability to survive unfostered.

Today I love that when I walked in to my Wednesday office the Be Good Tanyas were playing on the radio and I love their song The Littlest Birds and as luck would have it that’s what was playing. I love how that song playing on a commercial years ago sent me to the internet back when the internet was younger and made me educate myself about those musicians. I love how true the words are in that song if you take them figuratively, the littlest birds sing the prettiest songs, because the best things, the very best things in the world are the small little feelings and hopes and joys of our day to day lives.

Today I love that the pea plants in my garden are really doing well. I love that the backyard garden is a source of joy so great and sublime that even when we are running late, neither one of us can restrain ourselves from going out to look it over in the morning once the seed of that idea is planted in our minds. I love that growing things has been happening in my life for as long as I can remember.

Today I love drinking coffee in my Wednesday office while I contemplate how easy it is to love the people in this world, and how easy it is to dream about fresh peas.

Today I Love Tenacious People

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 Tenacious People. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from


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