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?