Five Minute Friday: Silence

It’s Friday!

I’m already feeling the increased pace of the holiday season and  I’m strategizing on how to cope.  Just when you think you have things figured out, there’s another monkey wrench.

Linking up again with Kate Motaung and the FMF community.


Silence is rare and precious.

Maybe that’s why it’s called golden.

Our world is busy and noisy. It’s hard to be still and breathe deeply. It’s hard to think. It’s hard to remember to stop and be grateful.

We have to intentionally build pauses in the rhythm of our days and weeks and years where we chase silence.

I know there are those who have too much silence. They long for more voices, more sounds of feet, more jostling and playing.

I’m not there yet. I still don’t get enough silence for my soul.

But, I’m thankful for this phase of life. Too busy. Too noisy. But full. Full of relationship, meaningful work, a few pauses and occasional silence.


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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Silence

  1. Jeannie Prinsen

    Hi Beth – I’m next-door to you at #47 in this week’s linkup. It’s true, isn’t it, that some of us long for less silence and others long for more. I’m kind of where you are. I have a teenage daughter at home full-time (studying online courses) and while she is not exactly noisy, I miss the silence of being home without the kids. I have to create spaces of silence in other ways, if I can. Thanks for writing about this today; I connect with it!



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