The Beauty of Silence
Today is my birthday. I arose early, just as I have always done for most of my life. Never needing an alarm clock, my God-given internal clock rings loudly throughout my consciousness each morning, compelling me to get up and start moving about.
For me, there’s something spiritual about the early part of the day when most people are still asleep, at least in my part of the world. It’s when I’m the most creative and I can actually hear myself think. I once heard that people blast loud music in their cars because they want to drown out the noise in their heads. They don’t want any of their thoughts to manifest themselves and begin to slowly unravel. (Interesting observation.)
Anyway … this morning, I got up feeling thankful for the silence and the fact that I’ve been given one more day to live this wonderful life.
I immediately began to think of my friend I’ve had since the 8th grade, Teresa Smoot and the heartfelt “Sister” card she sent me for my birthday. I also received a glitzy card from Dori Peaple, one of my blogging friends who is from Georgia, but resides in England. Paula Brock, a special friend sent a beautiful card via Send Out Cards and included some delicious brownies. Last week, RE Ausetkmt, another dear friend, brought me a mouthwatering, homemade, Red Velvet cake all the way from Detroit and gave me a beautiful red handbag. How wonderful it is to have friends. Thanks ladies! You’re the best.
I don’t know what other surprises this day holds for me, but I’m thankful for the breath I’m breathing, right now, at this very moment. And, I’m especially thankful for my husband, Spark Plug!
So ladies, before you dive into your hectic day at work, try basking in the beauty of silence, it will make a huge difference. Enjoy your weekend!