#0118: Moments of Silence

Everywhere you go, it’s noise, noise, noise, noise!

You walk outside and hear traffic.  You go into a busy building and hear people’s footsteps as they walk around.  You go into a restaurant, and you hear people talking and yelling and – if there’s a baby around – crying.

You finally get home, and what happens? Your phone rings – someone else wants to talk to you!  You get off the phone and prepare for a quiet moment… but then your spouse and/or kids come in the house and want to make more noise and/or talk to you about their day!

Now, none of this stuff is necessarily BAD… but isn’t it nice to just be able to be quiet every once in a while?

After all the noise a person has to input through their ears all day, it’s nice to be able to relax, lie still (either by yourself or with the person you feel closest to) and make absolutely NO noise at all. Nothing but the sounds of your breathing, a light wind, and your thoughts to occupy your time.  No talking, no walking, no footsteps… just silence.

Ah, moments of silence… now THAT’S something to be thankful for!

– Aaron P. Taylor
1001thingstobethankfulfor@gmail.com

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