One of the things I’ve noticed as a result of the slow down of life in general that the Covid-19 pandemic caused is there are more periods of quiet in my days.
I really appreciate that. I savor it. I am better for it.
What I’m referring to here is those snippets of time when there is silence. No t.v., no music, no talking to others. When I am unplugged.
Like when I get home from work in the afternoon. Hubs is working in our home office, cat and dog are milling about. Rabbie is off somewhere working on their latest designs to sell online.
Or in the morning, when I’m enjoying a hot shower, letting the water massage my aching neck and shoulders.
When everyone is still sleeping in my house and the only sound I hear is the gentle tapping of my fingers on the keyboard of my Chromebook as I write my next blog post.
Then there’s the quiet of being out in nature. When Amanda and grandson Christopher were visiting a couple of weeks ago, we got to experience that.
I feel a sense of peace in these moments. Contentment. It’s restorative.
I can hear my thoughts. I can relax my body. I can sit in silence and offer up my prayers to the Universe. No one is asking or expecting me to do anything at all. I can just be.
I can sit next to Karl the cat and pet his soft fur while he slow blinks at me.
I say all this as an extrovert. A person who enjoys being busy, accomplishing things. Checking things off my “to do” list.
But being in the quiet centers me. Allows me to relax and think my thoughts. Reflect on my day and consider tomorrow’s options.
I wish all of you the blessing of the quiet in these chaotic times.