Shhh.....do you hear that? That's right...it's nothing....it's quiet....not a sound.
That quiet is something that we sometimes take for granted. We don't always have to have a three ring circus to entertain us. Sometimes the best moments are the ones spent quietly. That moment with a loved one before the alarm clock goes off. The kiss on the forehead as someone sleeps. The time alone as the sun sets. The first cup of coffee or a single glass of wine with a good book. Sharing a movie, a story, a smile or a look of understanding.
In the craziness of everyday life, we sometimes forget the beauty and need for quiet or silence and the opportunity to just be. Reality will remind us that it's out there soon enough. I was reminded at 8:15 this morning when the system went down and we dealt with 9 million calls...phones ringing loudly, constantly, jarringly. But once everything was fixed, I sat in my office, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and was. That peaceful, quiet moment was magically perfect. Try it. Go on...close your eyes and just be.....For me, it helps put everything in perspective...just don't do it for too long. Someone might think you've fallen asleep.