Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q is for Quiet - #AtoZChallenge

Today's word is Quiet...

Shhhh….how I relish the moments of pure quiet. Since my daughters were born, 21 years and 18 years ago, I began the habit of waking an hour earlier than them and my husband. I find that hour of quiet to be beneficial in my outlook to the day. How lovely it is to read the paper, exercise and eat a hearty breakfast before the rest of the house rises. I keep this habit going on vacations too and enjoy a solitude few mile walk each morning, before everyone else rises and we meet for breakfast.

What do you do to instill at least a few moments of quiet in your day? Thanks for visiting.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. Hello Donna.
    Ha, ha, ha. Me? I go home........
    I live alone and the only noise I have at home may be my cat insisting on being fed or the odd dog barking somewhere in the neighborhood. ;)Be blessed today, Geoff.

    1. Blessings all around, silent and not so silent.

  2. I so need to do this! I love an hour earlier or later than everyone else but often can't get out of bed:(

    1. I hear you on that one, especially during the winter!

  3. I should do this. When the whol family seems to depend of you for a whole of tasks..(my kids are 6 and 3), it would help to sort out myself with me time, or quiet time. Thanks for sharing!
    #AtoZChallenge- P is for Photo-op

  4. Are kids are almost the same age. In those quiet moments I love to pick up a book and settle into my favourite reading spot!

    Karyn Good

  5. I'm lucky to live in a very quiet place, but my garden's the favorite quiet spot here. Almost at the end, Donna! R tomorrow.

    1. I love to garden too! I'm looking forward to digging my hands into the dirt this weekend!

  6. When I saw your title, I thought you might be mentioning one of my favorite books, Quiet by Susan Cain :)

    1. No sorry, but I will check out the book recommendation!

  7. I enjoy quiet moments. Usually when I get home from the day job I like silence. Or at 6am when I first get to work and am half asleep and not ready to deal with the day. LOL

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  8. I tend to just sit in my room after my shower and enjoy the moment of getting my bearings.


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