Quiet {A 31days Post}

I sat down to write yesterday with no idea, no stirrings. I started two posts, but neither of them were right. I was so frustrated by this because I’m doing this challenge and I needed to write and post yesterday. I’d already missed one day because I was out of town. I couldn’t miss a day when I was home. I had no excuse.

When I signed up to do this challenge I thought, “I’m going to post amazing things every day and I’m going to take great pictures to share on my posts every day! Yay!”

But the thing is, I don’t always have amazing things to say. And when I don’t have amazing, good things to say and I try to talk anyway? Well, then I end up saying not-so-amazing things. My words come out all jumbled and wrong.

I’m learning to not say so much, to stop filling the air with unnecessary noise, to stop and take a breath and wait. When I don’t have much to say, I take that as a sign that I need to listen to what’s already going on around me and inside me.

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What was going on around  me yesterday was laughter. I bought my kids those little plastic beads that you use to create a design on a pegboard and then iron it and the beads fuse together. I found a huge container of those beads at IKEA. The kids went through hundreds of them yesterday. They are creating a tiny, plastic, square version of our family.

Yesterday I needed that time to be with my family after being away. To help and laugh and hug and read and iron (oh, my word, the ironing I did yesterday).

So I missed my post yesterday. I missed it because I didn’t have any words to say. I missed it because I was trying hard to stay in tune with my life. I missed it because, yesterday, the silence in my mind was needed to embrace and enjoy the beauty in my ordinary day.

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This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To see the rest of the posts in this challenge, click here

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22 thoughts on “Quiet {A 31days Post}

  1. Beautiful perspective. I tend to force myself to “Push through” instead of embracing the “Be Still”. I also love words and tend to use them to fill empty space instead of letting the few have value. Thank you for this reminder.

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  2. ooooohhh, how I get this … I’m so busy right now! I keep thinking … just one more day on “this” … and then I can rest. I need a day of silence!

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