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Today I Love This Bright New Year’s Beginning

front walk covered in snow wit hno footprints
A freshly fallen new year with no wrong paths taken yet

Today I love this bright new year’s beginning and all the hopes that are shared between me and all my friends and acquaintances. I love that we have plans here in the blue castle for making changes and for keeping the things that work. I love that we hope to spend this year being happy and pleased with the things that come our way and that we have a reasonable expectation of being successful at that. I love that we know that not everything that comes our way this year will be good, but I will find the good in everything that comes my way, I promise. I love that nothing bad can happen unless there was good to be thankful for. I love my life and if there’s no more good in it I love that I have banked so much good from it so far that I could retire on that love and, even if I worked at being grumpy for the rest of it, I couldn’t succeed at that because of the interest on my investments in love. I love that the beginning of a year is a scary place to be, love it because fear of the unknown is just the announcement of new things to learn coming my way, tell me what you know, 2020, I’ll tell you where I’ve been and together we’ll make this year boom!

Today I love new projects that I’m sure to start, and old ones that I hope to finish. I love that I cannot know all the things I will do in this new year, and that I can know that I will do all the things I do this year with as much love as I can put into them. I love that there will be curling on Friday night and I am looking forward to that. I love that I spent some time looking back through some pictures from the last few years and I love that they told a story of me as someone I would want to meet if I didn’t already know myself, that’s a win. I love that I am doing the things that make me happy in my life. I love how full that makes my life. I love that I am reading when I can and I love that I wrote a song last month, which means that it’s already in its second year of existence, where does the time go? I love that I’m struggling to get the tune right ’cause that means I want it to be the best I can make it.

Today I love homemade tortilla (not the chips) and home made fritata and discussions about how similar they are. I love that we have one eclectic diet. I love that we have differing tastes and differing approaches to cooking but we appreciate the other’s cooking greatly. I love that cooking is becoming a bigger thing in our home these days, because I always loved cooking and yet, for eight of the last eight and a half years I would say I’ve been phoning it in and now I’m starting to show up and am maybe getting a little excited about it again.

Today I love sipping coffee and nursing this little bit of a bug while I admire the future and love the past.

Today I Love This Bright New Year’s Beginning

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. (2020). Today I Love This Bright New Year’s Beginning. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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