Silence

The older I get, the more I value quiet. 

Maybe it's the fact that being a first grade teacher and mommy to a preschooler does not allow for much quiet. 

Maybe it's the being one of four children growing up thing. 

Maybe it's the constant chatter I always have going on in my own mind....to do lists, take the high road, data, call parent, call my parents, how is my niece, am i gaining weight, is it me or her-obviously her, why did I do that, guilt, plan this, plan that, save money for, where is his backpack, where is my teacher bag, what is for dinner, do we need eggs, what was I doing.....

Ah, silence. quiet. peace. I came across this from Napoleon Dynamite, I mean, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Sounds like good advice. I've got it! More walking! Yoga! Deep breathing! Reading!
Or maybe, just maybe, I need to make time for some good ol' fashion silence. 
#Slice2013

9 comments:

  1. I can relate to the need for quiet. One of four children growing up, first grade teacher and mother of two. I was voted class quietest. I like quiet. But it is sometimes hard to find. Retirement has turned off a lot of those voices though!

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    1. I'm a big talker, probably part of the problem! I've been thinking about retirement lately.....

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  2. Ah... silence. (yea right) I have the luxury of a silent apartment right now. But I totally understand your thinking.

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  3. Love the way you showed us your mind chatter. Enjoy the noise. Silence can be deafening.

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    1. That is what I try to avoid. For better or worse. Not sure if you are reading this, but thank you. Just read your blog. We don't know each other, but we do.

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  4. OMG...I totally relate to your valuing quiet. I'm at another phase of life...grown children but I do teach second grade so every quiet moment is a blessing. I wonder if we have to wait until retirement to quiet the mind chatter????

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    1. Every quiet moment is a blessing...I like that!!! I wonder if the mind chatter ever stops!!!!

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