Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Quiet ~ A to Z 2015 Challenge

Q is for Quiet...



1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound

free, or comparatively free, from noise

The need to quiet the mind is essential in recharging one's "batteries" of the body, mind and soul. Have you ever taken the time out to relish the quiet? No buzzing technology, no music and tv blaring. Just quiet. How delightful is that.

By quieting our surroundings from time to time, we may just hear the lovely chirping of birds in the distance and the scamper of wildlife as they ponder their surroundings. And best of all, if you quiet your mind, you may just hear the soft giggles of young children enjoying the splendor of the outdoors!

I dare you, quiet your mind and see what you may hear!


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. My mind is too quiet living alone. But for children it is essential for them to rest their brains a wee while. Good post Donna.

  2. Good advice, Donna! My mind--or environment, for that matter-doesn't quiet easily, but I definitely think it is a good idea to try to do. Good time for ideas to brew if one can do so.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post! I know what you mean about not being able to quiet down easily!

  3. There are certain times when I crave absolute quiet. It does recharge me. We should power down and turn off everything for some real quiet more often.

  4. My quiet comes when I play my guitar. That's when my mind settles best.

    1. Very cool! I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar but never did. I'm jealous!

  5. I love quiet moments. They relax me. Sometimes I need them to think.

  6. I love quiteness... They relax my mind as well as soul.... :)

  7. I treasure quite. It's hard to come by in many places.

  8. I never have quiet time. Even when I'm cleaning, I'm listening to audiobooks. I wonder what that says about me. Maybe I'm afraid of where my thoughts will take me!

    1. I love to blast music when I clean! LOL...afraid of where your thoughts will take you!

  9. Taking a walk helps me quiet my mind. Just the birds, the insects, the cats and me, and an occasional car that passes by gives me calm and time to enjoy God's beautiful world. Great word: quiet. Now if I could quiet my mind when I'm trying to sleep but keep thinking of what I need to do the next day, that would be even better.

  10. Hi Donna,
    I love the opening lines of this post. To quite the mind, body and soul is so essential.



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