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Today I Love Surprise Coffee

coffee on the deck rail
Surprise coffee, mmmmm, the best.

Today I love surprise coffee handed to me when I am least expecting it. I love people who do not worry about raising the expectations of others when they consider doing something kind. I love people who look after those they care about because they care. I love people who go out of their way to do what they don’t have to do and I love people who go out of their way to do what they have to do in ways that make it obvious that they would do those things even if they weren’t required to. I love people who care about their work, especially when their work is about caring for people in need. I love people who look to the future with the hope that they can be part of things getting better for everyone, which means I love people who do not gauge their progress against that of others, but rather they gauge where everyone is compared to where they all were before. I love people who look at those around them no matter who those around them are and say to themselves, “We go together, or we stay and wait until we can go together.” I love that I am waiting until we are ready to move forward, my people and myself, as one. Let’s get ready, shall we?

Today I love that I am happy. I love when I realize I’ve been dreading, however mildly, something that needs doing and then when it is over I suddenly become aware that I was dreading it by the release of that dread and the refreshing feeling of wellbeing that can exist in a person who isn’t actually totally well. I love how much that feeling can do for one’s overall health and wellness. I love when happiness wraps itself around me and makes me feel like I am full and satisfied. I love it even more if I can share that with those around me, and I love that those around me are around me despite the distances of time and space because they are as close as you are to your screen right now.

Today I love Autumnal settling, the resignation of the Summer, the retirement of growth, the investment of time and nutrients into the fallowing of the landscape of our lives. I love that Spring is as close to occurring again as Autumn was six months ago. I love that no matter what we have here in the northern hemisphere the southern half of our globe is enjoying the opposite. I love that I would likely leap at the chance to experience 12 months on the other side of the equator, and I’m not sure how I feel about my being that adventurous, but I think I’m okay with it.

Today I love drinking coffee because it reminds me that someone I love handed me a surprise coffee this morning and it was wonderful.

Today I Love Surprise Coffee

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 Surprise Coffee. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2020, from


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