I almost stopped and posted without writing any more, but you know me, a loud-mouth opinionated bastard. So I’ve got to throw in my two cents on being quiet. For a long time in the Abode, it wasn’t very quiet at all. But slowly, one by one, the kids grew up and moved out. Now it’s just me, Mrs. Aewl, four dogs, two cats, and 3 geese. The dogs have mostly learned to not bark while in the house. Outside they can bark to their heart’s content. The geese are far enough from the house, we don’t hardly hear them. The cats, well you know cats, very quiet.
I’m usually an early riser, so while Mrs. Aewl get’s her beauty sleep, I get to enjoy peace and quiet every morning. This is a time for me to slow down just a bit, recharge and get ready for my day. A nice hot cup of coffee, a little light reading of my favorite sites and then I’m ready to go.
In the summertime, I get to greet the sunrise on my porch and just listen to the birds warbling, singing and clicking away. No matter what is going on in my life at that time, I can let it all just drift away even if for a few short moments.
I’m a firm believer that we all need at least a small part of each day to just sit back, enjoy the quiet and reflect on what must be done.
When do you get your quiet time?
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