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Today I Love My Own Resilience

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Today I love my own resilience and how well I’ve survived this last year. I love that I’m getting over the shock of having had more than one heart attack when for months the debate went on as to whether I’d had any. I love that they have repaired my heart and yet the thing that has caused me the most grief is the damned meds, almost an anticlimax of sorts, and it makes me laugh. I love my poor timing in that I get to take a drug that makes me cough incessantly just at the time when everyone is worrying about a virus that makes people cough, again, very much worthy of laughter. I love that I am still going and still going forward with things. I love that I may not appear all that resilient to some, but they have yet to see me slow down or stop, so they have a lot to learn about me and resilience. I love that I have no intention of giving in any time soon to anything that might hold me back from living this life of wonder and joy that I have chosen for myself. I love that happiness is a choice and while some do not get to make that choice in their lives it would be an insult to them for those of us who can choose to be happy if we chose not to be.

Today I love that tomorrow the first cabinets for the new kitchen will be installed and that by Friday they should all be in place. I love that on Saturday we’re hoping to install the oven and move the microwave, maybe move the dishwasher and temporarily install the old sink and a piece of the old counter while we wait for the new counter top to be cut and delivered. I love that we are getting closer every day to our new kitchen.

Today I love sunshine in the morning. I love the promise of warm days tomorrow and the next day. I love weather no matter what it is, weather enthralls me, weather enraptures me. I love how much the weather has always attracted my attention and though I’ve never bothered with much of the science behind it, I love that there are people who love it so much that they’ve dedicated their lives to understanding it better, and I feel like I understand that desire and approve completely. I love how completely weather can impact our lives and yet often people ignore it until they want to complain about it, I find that somewhat amusing as well.

Today I love sitting in my recliner, with my bionic stented heart beating happily in my chest and the sun shining through the eastern window on me while I write and sip my delicious coffee.

Today I Love My Own Resilience

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 My Own Resilience. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 3, 2020, from


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