You have not heard from me since the end of 31 Days of Simple Goodness. That exhausted me mentally. I needed quiet, rest, and no responsibility.
But, I’m back today and I’m participating in Five Minute Friday where ironically, the topic is Quiet.
I can stay so busy focusing on a task even when I’m not working on it that my thoughts swirl with work anyway. Such is the case for me when I write a blog post or work on a piece for a writing critique group I am in. I will awaken in the middle of the night with swirly noisy thoughts.
In those moments I yearn for quiet.
|Shhhh, I’m being quiet.|
No voice mail messages.
It is in the quiet that I can regroup, collect my thoughts, reorganize them, and get some much needed mental rest. I can quietly ponder nothing after the regrouping.
Today is a quiet day.
I even wrote it in my journal to God that I was eucharisteoing (giving thanks to Him) the quiet by the fire, sipping coffee.
In a few minutes I will catch up on blessing our house with cleanliness and I have prayed for God to keep my soul and body quiet while His Spirit ministers to me in my home keeping.
A quiet day with quiet tasks sounds restful even though I will be working.
I pray you find some quiet in your noise today, too.
Thank You for quiet days, Lord.
I’m quietly writing with others at