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Today I Love Calm Water

the water at the cottage being calm
The bay of tranquility

Today I love calm water and the way that it reminds me that sometimes life just stops the tempest of craziness and lets me think and ponder, contemplate and plan. I love that I have lots to do today, but it is all within my means and I will get to it all, each task in its time. I love that as always, this is my first task of the day when I put my head down to work. I love that I can and do work at the cottage, ’cause if I didn’t I’d feel guilty and if I couldn’t I’d feel anxious. I love that I keep my heart on a shelf close to hand because I like to consult it whenever I make any decision that is big. I love that my heart is an open book at least to me and that there are others who can quote from it, chapter and verse and know it well enough to know me. I love that one of those people is in my life a lot, here beside me now, working at her own tasks and waiting until we are both ready to put down our scythes and take a break here in our little paradise.

Today I love that there is water to be swum in and kayaked on and though we have to pack up and head home today and there are things yet to be done, we will have some time to spend in recreation and play. I love that many things get done with fun around here. I love that there are sweet peas growing by the shore. where did they come from, darling volunteers. I love that the creek still babbles quietly beside us, the land weeping gentle laughing tears of joy over its love of the bay. I love that we get to share that love, watch it manifest, exist for a time at the edge where the two meet.

Today I love this perfectly wonderful summer and these days of bright light and warm breezes. I love that there is music everywhere and that we often get to enjoy it. I love that it seems that I have volunteered to host the TV show again this year and it is a bit of fun, though I never get to see it. I love that it promotes my community and its music. I love that the musical community still reaches out to me and that feels good to be recognized as part of it even for just the promotional things that I do.

Today I love sipping coffee by the calm waters of this day of peace and tranquility.

Today I Love Calm Water

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 Calm Water. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from


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