We had a huge event in our family this past weekend. It went off without a hitch. A perfect day. A great weekend.
…. but we were exhausted when Sunday night rolled around so
I took the day off work Monday to relax and get some things done that had been neglected while event planning was going on (the past few months).
As D napped Monday afternoon, I sat in our lounge (former kid room turned into TV/comfy furniture/bar room) and did nothing. By nothing, I mean absolutely NOTHING.
I had watched an episode of This is Us through the Chromecast, stopped the casting and just sat.
The beautiful pictures that show up on the Chromecast screen just scrolled by.
I didn’t feel the need to find something else to watch.
I didn’t look for a magazine or book to read.
I didn’t try to fill the space with noise or action.
I sat and was just quiet. In the quiet. Being quiet. Listening to the quiet.
I started thinking of all the ways I’m blessed.
Kids who are figuring out life
Finding my purpose
I wouldn’t have had that moment of reflection if I had fought the quiet.
So my challenge to you over the next few weeks is to find a place or quiet, real quiet. Even if it’s only for a few minutes. Reflect on where you’ve been … where you are … and where you want or need to go.
Just be quiet.
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