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Today I Love New Directions

coffee cup, feet
Not taking any whining from my toes

Today I love new directions and that I’m looking over a few of those in the hopes that I will come up with one good one I can settle on. I love that things are always changing, that as I move forward in my journey the view changes and with that the possible opportunities change and usually grow in number. I love that I have managed to take on so many new things through out my life and I intend to continue to learn. I love that I will never give up and suspect that I will still be working on some elaborate schemes to acquire more adventure right up to the end. I love that there is as much adventure in reading a book as there is in writing a book or traveling or learning new things, starting a new job, baking something new, finding a new hiding place, making a blanket fort, shooting a potato gun, kayaking on rough water, learning a new sport, building a new kitchen, all the things. I love that there is nothing on that list that I would not attempt right now in my life. I love that I’m not a brave man but I play one in my life and it turns out that that is good enough. I love adventure and I love finding it wherever I go.

Today I love that seven years ago on this day I became friends on Facebook with Caitlin Carpenter and that was a most fortunate and wonderful occurrence. I love that she started this whole “Today I Love …” thing and that so many people have taken it on, some randomly and others with passionate dedication. I love her outlook on life and the way that she never stops going despite her health, and I love that her spirit is now a force of nature that will prevail in those who know her for at least the next twenty generations and probably forever. I love that she seems to be the worlds greatest practitioner of therapeutic swearing and that it seems to have a very positive affect, at least on me if not herself and others around her. I love that she is my friend, among my best friends, and someday I hope to meet her in person.

Today I love that we have way too many eggs in the fridge and I am enjoying figuring out ways to eat them. I love that my pain is controlled through diet and mild medication and stubborn, ruthless determination to not let pain rule my life. I love laughing about a form of meditation I learned in my teenage years where one lies down, closes their eyes and gets in touch with every part of their body systematically from toes to crown, and that now I do it by checking in to see what kind of pain each part of my body is in and laughing at it and asking, “Is that all you got?”

Today I love sipping coffee and checking in with my toes that seem to be aching in the same way they were yesterday, shut up toes.

Today I Love New Directions


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.

email me at ADHD Man


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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love New Directions. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 17, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/01/today-i-love-new-directions/

 

Last updated: 16 Jan 2020
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