Sunday, February 24, 2008

I'm enjoying the quiet...

not that my home is physically quiet today... after all we have 5 college students here along with DD1's friend and in a short while I will head out to pick up DD2's friend...

but it's quiet because in the midst of the many happy sounds that surround me I have found a quiet place...

and I have retreated to this quiet place, if for just a moment, and it allows me an opportunity to ponder this thought: the words "listen" and "silent" are spelled with the same letters....

Thus, in the midst of the cacophony of sounds, I eagerly retreat to a silent place deep within which gives me an opportunity to listen... for that which I eagerly wait to hear will make itself known through a still small voice...

In anticipation, I silence my heart and enjoy the quiet found therein.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Edith.......that is so awesome! I've never thought of that before.....I really will do some reflecting and "listening" also!! Thank you so much for sharing such a part of you!! I hope you had some wonderful listening time!!!

Anonymous said...

Edith -- it has been awhile since I've been back to visit your blog . . . and each time I do, I'm left with a quiet peace and a renewed spirit. Thank you.

AttorneyMom

Diane said...

WOW! The silent and listen connection...that's really profound! Your writing is very inspiring. Have you ever thought of publishing some devotional type of work?