Summer 2019

Quiet in the Queue

The summer season affords me the opportunity to dig deep within my soul. In my early 40s, I found myself drifting from television. As I emptied the drama shows, seemingly, the drama was emptied out of my life. Now in my 50s, I spend most of my alone time in the quiet. I have the options of television, media and music; I love the quiet and its gentleness. There is something sacred about the quiet that not only calms, but conditions and nourishes my mind. The absence of abrupt voices remind me that I am exempt from conversation by choice. I’ve learned to put quiet in the queue of life.  In the quiet, my soul is yielded to peace. I have the right to live a quiet life exempt from opinion, criticism, confusion and chaos.

#stayfocused #staytrue #stayyou

A different kind of day

I enjoy beginning my summer days on the balcony. I am learning to slow down and appreciate each day as a new creation. In living so many years in fast-pace, I forfeited the pleasure of living. You can never gain value in what you forfeit. I am just gaining an understanding of what is valuable and meaningful in my life. I lost the art of self-celebration in serving others. I have no regrets, just thankful for the realization.

#stayfocused #staytrue #stayyou

Photo by Claudio Castelli on / CC BY-NC-ND

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