REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday 11/2/09 - "THINKING OF SILENCE"
"THINKING OF SILENCE"
Tonight I am thinking of silence and it is bringing peace and calm. I am thankful that a dear Al-Anon friend gave me this reminder recently when she heard about the changes coming in my life. She told me to remember to take a 15 minute break, a rest, anytime I feel like I need a moment of renewal.
I am grateful for Mother Teresa's beautiful words that brought to my heart the awareness of the holiness of silence. I have quoted this before, but I never tire of repeating it.
"In silence He listens to us; in silence He speaks to our souls. In silence we are granted the privilege of listening to His voice. Silence of our eyes. Silence of our ears. Silence of our mouths. Silence of our minds. ...in the silence of the heart God will speak." ---Mother Teresa from "No Greater Love"
I thank God that just for today I was able to bring my mind back into the moment and focus on where my feet were when my mind wandered to the dead and gone past or the 'may never happen' future. This is a miracle for me.
I am surprised and happy that I was able to cram so much into this first Sunday of the end of daylight savings time. I was awake and up long enough to say good morning to hubby, daughter, doggy, and kitty before taking off to my favorite Starbucks. I got my double tall, extra hot, skinny vanilla latte to sip during my home group Al-Anon meeting. After the meeting, it was a stop at the grocery store, home to make lunch for all of us, and a trip to Target and the local shopping mall. Once home we had dog needs to attend to and then I made dinner. We had pork tenderloin on our George Foreman Grill (one of my favorites), some of the freshest and sweetest corn on the cob, and baked potato. It was after doing the dishes that I remembered to go lie down and rest. And that brings me to this post and my gratitude for the level of energy I was able to maintain to accomplish all the happenings of this day.
Tomorrow, Monday, I'll be back to volunteering at the hospital. I didn't go last Monday. Daughter had just arrived and it was her birthday (a very emotional time). I feel ready to return tomorrow.
I have had a few new readers stop by my blog and leave comments or become followers and this makes me very happy. And I am always filled with joy when I hear from you bloggers that I have come to know as friends.
Love and prayers to all my blogger friends. Prayer Girl
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.