I’m not a morning person. I prefer to be left alone for the first hour of the day. I love it when that first hour is quiet.
That has not always been possible, and I’ve learned to deal with it in those times.
But this morning the young people are either sleeping in or doing something quietly in their rooms. I’m not going to find out just yet. My husband is teleworking upstairs.
I’ve enjoyed being alone in the kitchen, thinking, praying, enjoying God’s presence, and listening to the noises that I normally wouldn’t notice because they are quiet noises that blend together as a whole.
The noisiest of those is the refrigerator, a low, steady hum. A car goes by on the road outside, the birds are chirping and singing, and the clock faithfully ticks away the seconds.
I make a bit of my own noise making a cup of tea and something to eat. Then I just listen to the quiet and praise the Lord for this time of quiet before the activities of the day begin.
Today I’m thankful for quietness, calm, and peace.
I’m thankful for those times when I can just listen to those few quiet noises and be easily aware of the Lord’s presence with me.
I’m thankful for the joy and peace that He gives to my heart!
How about you? Are you a morning person or an evening person? Do you enjoy having a little quietness in your day? What are your favorite quiet noises? Do you enjoy the Lord’s presence?