Are you like me and finding the quiet of having the T.V off a bit much sometimes? Again, I think it forces us to be alone with our thoughts and that can be hard. I sometimes find myself turning on the music or a book on CD so I can drowned out the quiet. But I want to share with you a couple of things that have happened when everything was turned off and it was quiet enough to hear.
Last week I got the kids off to school and was working around the house. I had done the dishes, been tidying up the boy's room, let the dog out, put away some clean laundry and as I was taking more clothes out of the dryer my wedding ring caught on my jeans. It felt funny so I looked at it and saw, to my horror, that my diamond was missing! I was so sad. I quickly said a prayer that I would find it and began running around the house to all of the places I had been that morning looking frantically with a flash light for this tiny, little stone. I had no luck. So I tried again.
This time I asked and then I listened. The house was still and I just stood there waiting for any little thought that might help me to find it. It came. I simply got the idea that I should check the front hall mat. I did and there just in front of the door where I had let the dog out that morning was my tiny, little diamond! I don`t know what you believe, Maybe you would say it was just a coincidence, but I know it to be the Spirit whispering to me and I am grateful it was quiet enough to hear.
The other experience I had was on Tuesday last week. I was cleaning yet again, (it seems to be what I do!) when I came across my son's back pack. Inside there was what I think was once an orange! He is not good with back packs! This is the second one that he has gone through in a short time and as I was cleaning it out and wondering what I could do to help him learn that he must take better care of his things, wondering if he should be the one cleaning it out, I had a thought come to me, that I could write a story about it! So as the pack was in the washer I sat down and wrote. It so was cool. The story just sort of came to me. It was a great gift and as I read it to Nathan a funny little smile came upon his face. It turned what could have been a frustrating experience into a loving, happy one.(And I dare say the story isn't half bad either. Maybe we'll see it in print someday!) I am hopeful that he got the message!!
I am now grateful for the quiet. I hope you will be able to feel the same way. Once we get over the fear of being left with our own thoughts, I believe great things will happen! What quiet messages are waiting for you to hear? I hope you will take the challenge and find out!
Enjoy the quiet, I plan to!