Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Letter Q. Quiet Time

I am stingy about my QUIET TIME. Every morning around 6:30 I dress and walk my dog, Sassie. I let my mind wander as I observe the sun rise: pinks and yellow streaking the clouds, or mist and fog creating halos on the street light, gently rain pattering on my unbrella.
The changing of seasons is apparent as dry, dead-looking trees begin to take on a yellow-green mantle, then thicken to a canopy. And the flowers! Our unusually cold winter killed off many flowering plants, but the Tulip trees, Azaleas, and flowering fruit trees have burst into bloom.
QUIET TIME is a time to listen. Can I identify the birds? When do I hear the first song of the morning, before or after sun rise? Do I hear the Mockingbirds in conversation?
Sassie and I complete our two mile walk/jog. I've "Prayer Walked" my neighborhood. My mind has rehashed yesterday's problems; they don't seem so bad today. I've made plans for the day; chores, errands, and time for writing. I'm ready for the day.

Late afternoon Sassie and I enjoy QUIET TIME on the porch swing.
How to you plan for QUIET TIME? How do you "find the time"? What is the purpose of your QUIET TIME?


  1. Yes Quiet time is the best time. Wish I had some now. Yea you left a comment on my blog. See this challenge made us stretch in more ways than one.

  2. Quiet time is blessed for sure! I had a wonderful Quite time with my son this morning on our front porch bench watching the sun rise and drinking in the fresh air and coffee of course...thanks for this wonderful post!

  3. At this point in my life, I have more quiet time than I know what to do with. I know it won't always be this way. :)

    Sassie is BEAUTIFUL! What a nice walking companion!!

  4. Enjoy quiet time, too! Sassie is so pretty!
    I hope you had a chance to write, today~ I like
    quiet time when I can find it.

  5. Quiet was quite a popular "q" post today. My post was about quiet as well. I enjoy morning walks with by dog Bella. It helps clears my mind and gets me ready to start the day. Cute pic :)