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Today I Love Good Friends

strawberries, rhubarb, coffee
There’s no cilantro here, thank goodness

Today I love good friends and good friendship and the way that friends use friendship to help each other out and make each other’s lives better. I love that friends support each other and symbolically bring the “good silver to the table” in order to show their friends how much they are valued. I love that a real friend understands how much better their own life is when their friends are doing okay, and then works hard at helping those friends do okay in their lives. I love that people who want to be good friends spend time hoping for good things for their friends, and hoping fro friendship from others. I love that it is easy to hope and wish for good things for ones friends and that those hopes and wishes are the beginning of positive pressure on the universe to make those things happen. I love hearing friends in conversation suddenly burst out laughing with real happiness because that means the friendship has gotten to the point of comfort. I love friends who can work together on making things better for those around them. I love when friends are aware that those around them being happy makes their own environment better because they feel better when their friends are happy. I especially love when friends don’t realize they are friends until suddenly they do and the discovery is heartening and joyous; that’s the good stuff of friendship right there, subtle and sublime.

Today I love that I did laundry yesterday until late in the day and got a whole whack of the stuff done. I love that I’ve been so busy lately that it has been hard to keep up with the textile cleaning part of my life but I am rolling through it now and hope to be completely caught up by the end of this day. I love the smell of laundry that has been on the line on a sweet summer day. I love being caught up on something like laundry or vacuuming and today I will be caught up on both of those.

Today I love strawberries in the oatmeal. I love how great the Instant Pot is for throwing together an entire meal on a busy day. I love that I have been experimenting with different veggie combinations lately and there really are no bad veggies, except maybe kale with coriander or cilantro, I think I’d probably just go hungry. I love that good things are growing in our garden and none of them are coriander or cilantro. I love that I am contemplating making strawberry rhubarb jam today; hey, it had to happen sooner or later, right?

Today I love drinking coffee while I contemplate great fruit and admire the complete lack of coriander and cilantro in my kitchen.

Today I Love Good Friends

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 Good Friends. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from


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