Five Minute Friday — Quiet

It’s Saturday so it must be time for Five Minute Friday. That’s where over 100 of us sit down for five minutes and transform a prompt word from the recesses of our mind into {hopefully} discernable thoughts. We write for five minutes — hence the name of the exercise — then congregate at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2016/01/28/five-minute-friday-quiet/) to share, read and encourage others.

This week’s prompt word is QUIET. The timer is set and here’s what is rattling around in my brain. So let’s GO

Last week I was nestled in my chair. The television was softly playing oldies which may influence some of my words. I start writing …

This week, I am nestled in my chair. The television is softly playing oldies which may influence some of my words. I start writing …

What’s the difference?

The first setting was in New York. The second is in  Maine.

The circumstances are the same, yet when I’m in Maine, I’m in a “quiet” place {of my choosing}. I somehow successfully blot out the ambient clutter of New York life and savor the quiet time to clear my thoughts and refresh me.

That’s what quiet means. It’s a place of reflection. It’s re-connecting with the important things in life … relationships with, for me, God and myself. It’s clearing out the clutter of everyday life, taking a deep breath and remembering what matters.

Quiet can be anywhere. Another quiet place for me is the Jersey shore. Just watching the waves lap just so far on the sands reminds me I’m not in control. Here in Maine, it’s the song of the river, the fresh unspoiled snowscape, the sun, even if it’s partially hidden by clouds. It’s where I come to remember. Be … STOP

still and know I am God.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Quiet

  1. I appreciate your definition of quiet, “It’s a place of reflection. It’s re-connecting with the important things in life … relationships with, for me, God and myself. It’s clearing out the clutter of everyday life, taking a deep breath and remembering what matters.” Thank you. Visiting from FMF.

  2. Beautiful post. It’s funny…both Maine and New York are definitely on my bucket list of places I want to visit.

    Lynette
    ~#117 this week

    • Thank you. You are always welcome in New York (Finger Lakes region is the best) and Maine (mid state, near Bangor … but almost anywhere in the state). BTW, I like what you did with the prompt as well!

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