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Today I Love Acceptance

laundry on the line on a warm spring day
A beautiful day out there …

Today I love acceptance of my foibles like when I cut into a wall and pull wire and put in a box and patch the wall and then realize I should have put the box over three inches and then realize I should have pulled two wires and put in two boxes and now I have a plan to cut out the whole thing even bigger and finish what I started and then finished erroneously and … I accept that, it’ll give me things to do to keep me out of trouble. I love when people accept the presence of others in our community who are different, especially when their differences are color and race and religion, but also when those differences are social, emotional, developmental, things that make people stand out the way I sometimes do. I love that I am able to accept myself after long years of hiding from myself in alcohol and denial. I love that I now am moving forward and every day is a new leg of a journey I would not miss for anything. I love how easy it has become to accept the weather and the world since learning to accept myself. I love that this does not mean that I accept the world as it is, but it does mean that I accept the world every day as a starting point for today’s advances toward tomorrows better world.

Today I love that this day has been designated the day of yard furnishing and maybe some cleanup out there, of maybe a bit of garage reorganizing, of Spring things. I love that today is grocery order placing day and that has been done. I love that when I decided to renovate the kitchen I withdrew money from investments to do that and so it was taken out of the market, accidentally and yet on purpose, just before things went a little wonky there. I love my lucky life.

Today I love that laundry is out on the line already this morning. I love that I am missing Saturday Breakfast at the Farmers’ Market, but I still loved breakfast here at the blue castle. I love that my cookbooks are in the house now instead of in the garage. I love that we’ve hit upon a scheme to make the old pantry cupboards match the new cabinets and sort of tie the family area and dining area in with the kitchen since they are all open to each other. I love that last night we thought of another thing to make the kitchen more useful and today I ordered what we will need for that and warned my plumber that it was being added to the list of things to be done when we got back to the fun work.

Today I love drinking coffee while I think about yard furniture and how much coffee I could drink out there once it is all in place.

Today I Love Acceptance

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.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Acceptance. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 2, 2020, from


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