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Today I Love Long Lists Of Good Activities

laundry room in operation
Comforting rumblings ensue

Today I love long lists of good activities like my to do list is today. I love that I am under no delusions about my ability to complete this list, but it is a good place to start and what I can’t get done will still be waiting for me on another day. I love that it is Tuesday already and yes, the laundry is rumbling comfortingly away in the laundry room. I love how much better I’ve been feeling lately and that long lists of things to do don’t oppress me like they were there for a while and thus it is easier to find the love in the individual items on them. I love that I often contemplate abstract things like the fact that any single item of thought or perception is a list of one thing. I love that when I think that there is sometimes opportunity for me to contemplate a thing that makes me feel good, admire that it is on a list of one thing, and then strain my mind in an effort to add to that list because the thing already on it is so positive. I love when I succeed at adding to lists of good things. I love that,although my to do list is a list of things that aren’t really all that good, I recognize that the good is in getting those things taken care of and in the feeling of accomplishment. I love that some of the never ending things require a great deal of effort to feel accomplishment from their doing, but it is effort worth making.

Today I love that the Chinese New Year celebrations in our town are starting to come together and this weekend coming will be a lot of fun for many people. I love that there will be a display of dragon boating info there and that it will be held at the Grey Roots Museum and Archives where we seem to celebrate Chinese New Year every year. I love participating in anything where I get to play act and be someone else, and that so far they always ask me to be the Cai Shen or God Of Good Fortune.

I love that the ravens are about these days and though it is very early, their calls sometimes sound like Spring is being heralded in. I love watching nature closely for sings of changing seasons. I love that those signs keep me occupied and content, love that the world keeps moving forward, love knowing that no matter what we do to it, it will respond and adapt, even if what we do to it means we render it uninhabitable for us. I love the resilience and adaptability of this planet and I hope dearly that we can figure out how not to mess with it so much and do that soon, but I love knowing that it will survive with or without us. I love Mother Earth, the sweetest of places to live on, and I’m sorry for the earth shattering things that we’ve done to her.

Today I love drinking coffee while I write my posts and cross things off my list and add other things on to it.

Today I Love Long Lists Of Good Activities

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.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Long Lists Of Good Activities. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from


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