Tuesday, June 18, 2013

30 Days of Beauty-Day 18: Quiet

There is something magical about quiet-especially for an introvert.  We love people and sharing with others, but quiet is important for energizing so we can enjoy the next social event.  This past weekend was very busy and didn't offer many opportunities for quiet.  This may be why I love staying up so late at night.

Those who really know me well know that I am truly a night owl.  One of my favorite things about retirement is that I can stay up late since I don't have to get up at a certain time in the morning.  My natural body rhythm is to stay up until 2AM and then get up at 10AM.  That gives me 8 hours of sleep; I'm just off a "normal" schedule.

If you are a night owl like me, you will know that there comes a time each night when the house settles.  It becomes calm and quiet.  I often write at those times, because I'm my most creative.  The words and thoughts flow more easily.  I also love to read during the quiet.  I am filled with a quiet joy as I soak up the quiet and prepare for sleep.  So, as you are preparing for bed now, I am hitting my stride and looking forward to the beauty that is the early morning quiet.

Have you found your joy today?

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