Our lives are filled with noise from a variety of things like televisions, computers, phones, appliances, dogs barking, lawn mowers, children playing. There is the dryer buzzing, the doorbell ringing, cars going down the road. [bctt tweet=”Silence is hard to find.” username=”GaylWright”] Everywhere we go there is some kind of noise whether it be loud or soft. We think we need to be doing something all the time. We leave no room to sit still, to think about our lives, to meditate or pray.
I’ve been neglecting times of silence during my day. One thing I have learned is that taking some time for quiet helps to relieve stress. When I go from one thing to the next I am more stressed. My neck gets tight and I feel tense. [bctt tweet=”When I pause for a break even for short time, it takes some of the tension away.” username=”GaylWright”]
I love to go outdoors and sit on my porch. We are in a rural area on a hill near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As evening draws near there is usually a breeze. I hear birds and insects and I watch the ever changing sky.
[bctt tweet=”There is much beauty, but if I never take the time to stop for awhile, I will miss it.” username=”GaylWright”]
On Day 5 of exercise I took a walk down the hill and around the property. We checked out a fallen tree enjoyed some remaining wildflowers.
Walking up the hill gave me quite a workout. It’s pretty steep!
Here’s the view looking down from halfway up.
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