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Today I Love The Gentle Lifting Of The Sun

sunrise in progress
The gentle sky at dawn

Today I love the gentle lifting of the sun as it enters the day and starts my world moving into accomplishments and endeavors, planning and learning, and eventually making it to the end of my day and looking back with pride on what I have done. I love following through with my life and its obligations. I love that I have choices daily that give me opportunities to expand my world and grow within myself. I love that I try hard to make the best choices in my life and that I feel good when I can accept the consequences of my choices because they were right. I love that when I make poor choices I get to learn from them and hopefully move forward with new appreciations and plans. I love that I am feeling better today than yesterday and that I look forward to feeling better tomorrow than I am feeling today. I love that possibly next week there will be more to know about my health and I love that knowledge is always power and power, used for good, is always positive. I love that I am off to London, Ontario, Canada next week and as big cities go it is one of my favorites. I love that I am already wishing we could stay longer than we are planning on, and that tells me how fond I am of it.

Today I love that we have company coming for the weekend and that means I have some redding up to do around the house. I love that I’m a little sad that company is coming before we do the renovations to theĀ  kitchen because I would love to show off the kitchen that we’re dreaming of, but hey, maybe they can come back in another month or two. I love that we’re registered in a fun charity bonspiel on the weekend and the company that is coming is the rest of our team. I love that we have no delusions about winning and that’s just fine with us, we’re in it for the fun, not the notoriety.

Today I love that yesterday I made two loaves of banana bread, seven pie shells, a pot of soup and a mess in the kitchen that I subsequently cleaned up just in time for us to make another mess by making curry. I love that we went for a walk in the chilly evening air and we talked and didn’t look at our phones except to see how many steps we had gone. I love my neighborhood and my city and I love this planet. I love that we took an alternate route to the Wednesday office and the alternate part took us 8 minutes and 51 seconds, now we have to time the normal route, yay, an adventure.

Today I love that I am in my Wednesday office drinking my Wednesday coffee and having a lovely Wednesday that all started out with a gently lifting sun and a lovely car ride.

Today I Love The Gentle Lifting Of The Sun

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 The Gentle Lifting Of The Sun. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2020, from


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