After a LONG three days of ice and snow, finally the family was able to go back to school and work. I am a staying-at-home mom (is just a temporary thing), and I love the quiet I get after I come home from taking the kids to school. Today was particularly awesome. I opened the front door, and the SILENCE, hit me all at once. I was in HEAVEN.
After being stuck in the house for so long, sure the house has to be clean and tidy up…but I sure do not feel like doing anything. All I want to do is drink my second cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet house. Not even the TV is on! The cats are even enjoying this quiet time.
After becoming a mother, and being a mom serving in the military, later on having a full-time job…life was chaos. So, life thought me to enjoy the little things that we often fail to notice or plain and simple take for granted…like those silent moments.
I remember the exact time I started noticing how much I love silence. I was working for the Department of Labor as an Investigator. With the job, I was able to work from home-at times, not always. One morning, after taking the children to school, I sat back in my couch, with my brief case and my laptop. I started taking my laptop out of the bag, ready to start working…when all of the sudden, my ears felt weird…I stayed still….and I smiled BIG…the silence was hurting -well, making my ears feel funny, in a good way. From that day forward, I crave my silence, my quiet time, the time when I recharge my batteries. It is an amazing thing!
It will only last like 30 minutes, I cannot allow myself to take more than that when there is so much to do…but those 30 minutes feel like a lifetime.
I know we get all busy, and if you have small children is almost impossible, but if you have 5 minutes to spare…seclude yourself…find your quiet space…it will make the rest of your day so much better.