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Today I Love My Own Quiet Counsel

the dock
Quiet place for quiet thought

Today I love my own quiet counsel and keeping it to myself unless asked. I love that this is my way to let my feelings have their say. I love that my feelings always seem more robust in words than in me. I love how much the writing of these posts has done for me, for my spirit. I love that I get to do this though in truth anyone can.  I love that I have obligated myself and the obligation has become a blessing. I love that in times of greatest stress this obligation appears to be a burden at the outset and becomes a boon as soon as I start exploring my feelings for the day. I love that the description of what I do in this post always sounds like so much new age hocus pocus and yet when I do it it is as valid a practice as any other thing i do and more so than some of the things I do. I love that I have learned to talk about this writing in a matter-of-fact way that gives people the opportunity to discuss it with me as a potential therapy for them. I love writing “Today I Love …” and I am so thankful for the opportunity to do so and the obligation that keeps me at it.

Today I love being at the cottage early this weekend and helping to celebrate a birthday for someone who is very important in my life. I love that this is a BIG birthday for her and that I am obligated by the elemental mandates of decorum to not mention the number of years that are being celebrated after four decades of life. Ooops. I love people who celebrate well, who seek joy and laughter in each day and treat the day of celebration as a chance to be particularly joyous and happy. I love the sounds of games being payed with laughter being the main part of the game.

Today I love eating breakfast without having cooked and without having cleaned up afterwards. I love how good food that others have cooked tastes. I love that it is my fondest desire that the food I cook tastes as good to others as their food tastes to me. I love keeping my heart happy. I love how memories of my father keep flooding in every few minutes, I will miss him. I love that there are so many things that I do because he did them or taught me how to do them.

Today I love drinking coffee while I revel in my own quiet counsel.

Today I Love My Own Quiet Counsel

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love My Own Quiet Counsel. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 31, 2020, from


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