Five Minute Friday: Quiet

Just saying the word quiet feels like exhaling to me.
My world has been rather noisy as I am pulled in a million different directions. Just typing it out here causes that feeling of angst to return. It is self-inflicted noise.

I am a lover of change. I enjoy juggling many different projects at once. Problem is, I have never been a friend to balance. I will take on more and more until I’m completely drained. It usually takes my man of more than a decade to reel me back in.

And when he does I realize just how much I love the quiet. I get up long before the sun, not to work on the next project, but to sit in front of the fire and listen to the sounds of early morning. Every now and then I will hear something that I think are not so little feet hitting the carpeted floor in the boy’s room and I think, “Please God, just give me 5 more minutes of…this.

Just a few more moments of unobtrusive meditation and inward worship. The kind where I close my eyes and focus solely on the living breath in and the healing breath out. The quiet before the chaos of everyday life ensues. Just a few more minutes…with you…uninterrupted.

That is my wish for you today, everyday, that you will have a quiet place to retreat when the world around you is too loud. A place to close your eyes and focus on the breath filling and emptying your lungs. A place where being quiet speaks volumes.

What does quiet mean to you? Wanna tell the world in 5 minutes or less? Here’s how to play…
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously.


10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Quiet

  1. It’s been CRAZY at my house lately and I’ve been too busy to read blogs or write my own lately, so this prompt was refreshing in and of itself. I don’t always get quiet minutes every day, but I am learning to enjoy the solitude of my mini-sabbaticals a few times a month. 🙂 Looking forward to catching up with your posts!

      • Yeah, I had also started feeling like I was sometimes posting just for the sake of posting, and that totally isn’t what I want the point to be. lol So I’ve felt the need to be quiet (yuk-yuk) and just listen for a little bit. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  3. Ahhh, the beauty of the early morning quiet, before everyone else awakens. I too truly love it! May you become a friend of balance, giving the projects and details to HIM who is the best project manager ever :0) Visiting from FMF!

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