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Today I Love My Sunny Neighborhood

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The new grocery shopping

Today I love my sunny neighborhood and the warm, early morning feel of it even when it is near freezing out. I love the sounds of my neighborhood as it slowly unwraps itself from the night and brings forth the bloom of a new day on the street that we live on. I love how bright it is outside today, love that the warmth is streaming in through our eastern windows, love that the lights are not on in our house because there is no need for them on this sun drenched day. I love that there are food things growing all over our property, chives and rhubarb, hosta shoots and some asparagus, and dandelions which we ate some of just a day or so ago. I love that we have started some seeds, love that we grow things in our yard, love that there has been no chemicals sprayed on this property in four years. I love that I never cut the grass willingly because I love to see the lawn become meadow land. I love when flowers appear in the middle of what was originally supposed to be grass. I love that we seeded the lawn with white clover and it is slowly taking over and that brings us so much pleasure when we see it. I love that we have abandoned the idea that a lawn has to be perfect, or even that a lawn has to be grass, grass is only good for worrying over.

Today I love that we keep starting our days with leisure, working our way up to doing some things, moving forward to looking after ourselves, and ending our days with culture and socializing in ways we never dreamed of before, what an amazing world we live in these days. I love that we are aware that things aren’t good, and that they could get worse, but I really love that we are aware that they would be worse if we let the current situation upset us or cause us more anxiety than it deserves to cause.

Today I love the happy laughter that often occurs here, that’s how we roll in the blue castle. I love that today is absolutely grocery ordering day. I love that we do our grocery shopping together at the kitchen island. I love how easy it has become. I love that I always loved grocery shopping and still do, the ways of it being performed have changed and yes, there is the tactile and visual parts missing, but damn, we approach the task with intent and successfully end up with food, this is all right.

Today I love drinking coffee while looking through the grocery flyer and planning out our next meals.

Today I Love My Sunny Neighborhood

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 My Sunny Neighborhood. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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