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Today I Love People Who Reach Out

sun dog
There’s a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow … sun dogs are cool!

Today I love people who reach out to others, the ones that show concern, the ones who need to care in order for their own lives to be the richest lives they can have. I love people who cannot turn away from someone they perceive to need help, they are our salvation and our greatest asset in this world and we would do well to cultivate more of them. I love people who hide this quality behind the idea that they are just doing their job, because every time I hear that I hear my argumentative voice inside my head saying, “Yes, but you chose the job.” I love that I am going to start saying that out loud because I realize now that life is not long enough to tell everyone all the good things that need to be said and just thinking them to myself is a rather selfish choice. I love finding myself suddenly more aware of my life and that is a great gift to receive and I love to share those insights in the hope that it is a welcome gift from me. I love how easy it is to do the bold thing like sharing your thoughts, and although it looks hard when you are contemplating doing that, believe me, the hardest part is making the decision to, after that, it’s easy to follow through.

Today I love that troubles always make me more creative. I love that my writing is always about the good things I find and often having troubles or problems in my life just make me look harder for the good things I know are there. I love that somehow those same troubles make it easier for me to see those same good things, my mother used to say that adversity builds character, but I think maybe it clears vision as well. I love anything that reminds me of my childhood and my family back then. I love that I still think about my grandma and grandpa fondly and I love that we lived in a house in the orchard of their farm on the edge of a tiny little village and that’s where I grew up.

Today I love that after dragon boating last night when we all went out, we mostly talked about curling, a sure sign that the times are changing. I love that that last sentence really kind of sums up how eclectic my life often is. I love that there are ripe nectarines chopped up in the latest batch of oatmeal. I love that there were sun dogs this morning and one of them let me photograph it.

Today I love drinking coffee and contemplating the caring people in my life while I watch the sun dogs play in the sky.

Today I Love People Who Reach Out

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love People Who Reach Out. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 13, 2020, from


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