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Today I Love The Lilies Blooming

new gate on deck
The gateway to contentment …

Today I love the lilies blooming and that we discovered that the petals of many varieties are edible. I love that the cardinals and killdeers take turns waking us in the morning at the cottage. I love that the lights I put on the dock posts work well enough. I love that I was in and out of the bay a half a dozen times yesterday and may continue that frequency again today. I love that I am sleeping well enough even though I feel pretty tired when I’m awake. I love that last night we fired off a few rounds with the spud gun and everyone took a shot. I love that everyone is letting me wander around somewhat aimlessly and sometimes I need a little solitude so that works out well for me. I love that I spent time yesterday morning assembling some parts I’d made into a gate for the top of the spiral stairs on the deck. I love that once assembled I was able to hang it and it fit perfectly. I love that I was able to sneak off to the hardware store and buy a catchment for it and a spring so that it shuts and latches automatically when ever it gets opened. I love when projects just workout like that.

Today I love that I am still planning to rearrange the bunkie so that it can some times be a writing studio. I love that there is a vintage wood burning parlor stove in there that came from my grandfather’s homeĀ  and is likely over a hundred years old and I am planning on hooking it up in there and being able to warm the place up in the late fall and early spring. I love that so many things in my life are combinations of vintage attachments to my past and ambitious plans for my future.

Today I love french toast made by one of our weekend guests for breakfast. I love that we had a fire yesterday down by the water and there were hotdogs and marshmallows roasted at that time. I love that I cannot think of a better place to be on this day than here at the cottage with people laughing and talking and smiling and enjoying themselves and each others company. I love that, though mostly unspoken, this gathering, this laughter, these smiles and salutations and friendly jests, these are love realized.

Today I love drinking coffee and contemplating the fact that I have a working gate at the top of my spiral staircase.

Today I Love The Lilies Blooming

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 The Lilies Blooming. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from


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