A Coffee and Some Quiet Friday
I allowed myself some quiet last night, before sleep came and I was snuggled under the blankets, the wind settling to a murmur outside. And I read some from my Bible, and wondered how/when to set aside a Sabbath rest during the weekend, and debated keeping a growing streak of grey in my hair, well, grey the next time I get it coloured (because it’ll be spring and I’ll be ready for something fresh and bright).
It’s important to allow for quiet and silence, for moments of solitude. It can be hard, particularly if/when one has demands on time and attention outside of them be it work, family, little ones, and the list could be added to by many, I’m sure. But it’s necessary – even if it’s grabbed in spurts, be it under the steady spray of the shower or in driving solo to work or taking out the trash or getting the mail. There’s something about stopping one’s busyness to ponder a thought, hopefully even enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and simply be that’s good for the soul. I know for me I need to remember I’m not the indispensable cog in anyone’s machine. I have things I need to do, yes, that are important in their own ways and necessary. But The World and Life as We Know It will not grind to halt or cease to exist because I unplugged, quieted down, and let my mind wander while petting my cat (for example).
So I hope you find room for quiet and stillness in your week.
(A little something that helps me to move from the loud to the quiet. Enjoy!)