I'm enjoying this peace in the midst of a busy season that I am trying to keep in check. The days are flying by at an alarming rate, the baking, the making, the shopping, the wrapping, the obligations and the to-do's piling up. But I know that's not what it's about. So I take a moment to sit in my corner and revel in the silence, to take the time to really notice the sights and sounds in this moment of my life. The snoring cat, the sloping floors, the flicker of a candle, the soft warmth of my flannel pajamas, the sound of the heater kicking on, the happy glow of Christmas lights, the stack of books waiting to be read, the overcast day creating a cozy darkness around me.
I know this moment won't last but I think that makes it even sweeter. There is something about taking the time to really notice what is going on around you, to quietly observe. It takes my focus off of myself and whatever is stressing me out. It has a calming effect on me, bringing me back to my center. Reminding me of what's important.
I know this coziness must soon come to an end but I think that by starting my day listening to the silence, I gave myself the very gift I needed today.