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Today I Love Feeling Content


front porch chair
My office for now, until it gets too hot

Today I love feeling content even though I’m never completely so. I love when life is exactly the way it seems that it should be in the moment of inspection and while I could pull any number of lists of things that I intend to change out of the back of my mind, in that moment the contentment comes from not needing to do that and being okay with it. I love that life will often tell you what doesn’t really matter at any given time if you’ll listen. I love that sometimes I’m aware that things I would like to do don’t need to be done right away but the moment is such a great opportunity that doing one of those things at that unnecessary time brings even more contentment. I love that though I am not always content, I will always know what contentment feels like because I have been contented in my life. I love that it cannot be forecast or counted on, but contentment continues to show up in my life so far and that’s all right with me. I love following my heart because I’ve experienced more contentment from doing that than from doing any other thing in my life. I love that contentment is the simplest form of happiness and perhaps the purest as well, that it can occur when least expected and is never cryptic in its sensations.

Today I love that I have things to get done this week and they are important and cannot be left to chance but I will still be feeling content as I get them done. I love that chief among them is my radio show for the month, and it will be fun as always, and while it seems to have taken on a serious tone of late I still manage to make it mine and make it enjoyable. I love that there are plans afoot for making more progress in the house here and hopefully I will move them forward this week. I love that my health is not stopping me from enjoying myself.

Today I love that it is oatmeal cooking day, I hope I don’t forget to do that. I love how still these overheated days seem, and how they take me back to my summer holidays as a child. I love how the leaves on maple trees in summer seem so durable and permanent and within a week of them coming out they seem to have always been there, the trees seem to have always been green and full and fresh and industrious.

Today I love sipping coffee on the front porch while I get the very first of my days tasks finished up.

 

Today I Love Feeling Content


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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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Feeling Content. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/07/today-i-love-feeling-content/

 

Last updated: 7 Jul 2020
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