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Today I Love Being Up Before The Sun

coffee and grey sky and street lights
So early the streetlights are still on

Today I love being up before the sun and greeting the day in its infancy, getting to watch it grow up, pass the childhood of its wee small hours and mature into the youth of its morning. I love when days behave and bring the wealth of determination and ambitious care to the midlife of their afternoons. I love days that end in celebration, either quietly happy at home with a book or a show or joyously excited with music and company and destinations and events. I love the lives of days and how we remember the great ones and mostly dismiss the ones that struggled and failed. I love how all it takes for a day to be great is my hearing that a friend or someone I might choose to be a friend has had a well deserved success in their life. I love when good things happen to people. I love that this day is supposed to warm up, that this week is supposed to be down right summery, and that since this is still summer that is perfect. I love perfect weather when we’re doing things that could benefit from perfect weather, so this is, to beat an already overused word to death, perfect.

Today I love getting through my days even though I’ve been taken off my anti-inflamatories, love how when the pain breaks for a few moments I realize how much I appreciate being alive and able to do things despite the arthritis. I love that I slept for quite a few hours last night and though we got up early this morning and I’m feeling sore and strained I still feel reasonably rested. I love that there are things that need doing and I’m the boy to do them … well, some of them at least. I love that in my old age I’ve learned to work smart and thus I don’t have to work quite as hard.

Today I love realizing that this day is that last day of my life to date and that makes me think I should make sure it is worthy of that honor. I love that I wear my heart on my sleeve and task my life with keeping me happy and it has rarely let me down. I love that even when it has let me down it has always come roaring back with more happiness to make up for the previous lack. I love that I live this life, it is the life that is best suited for me, and I would hate to have missed out on all the things I’ve done and seen so far. I love that I will now go fill this day with more of that same life and then get ready for tomorrow.

Today I love drinking coffee in the early grey morning of a day that promises better in a life that is full of great things.

Today I Love Being Up Before The Sun

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 Being Up Before The Sun. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 27, 2020, from


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