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I Choose Bliss #7 - I offer you the podcast version of today's post for those who prefer to hear the written word! :)
My nephew T is taking a sign language class this school year. He told me how the teacher asked that everyone refrain from using their voice and only communicate through signing. This intrigued me. Although I can not do sign language I do love silence, so I thought I'd have a day of complete silence. With hubby gone to work and both kids in school I'd have 9 hours of complete quiet within my home. I said NO to television, music and even the telephone. After everyone left I started my day by reading a few psalms, then I meditated for 10 minutes. The meditation alone elated my heart, but combine that with bible reading and journaling and I felt as if I had entered into a divine parallel universe! I love LOVE reading, so I read many wonderful blogs out loud (within my head). Doing this seemed to connect me to the words even more-so than ever before. I was completely aware of my surrounding and my senses seemed to be heightened. the smell of my blueberry scented soy candle filled the room and I became inspired. Inspired to share my experience with you. With anyone who would hear me out. In the complete silence of my home I felt God. I found inspiration and peace. I found like-minded sisters who aren't afraid to speak of their love for God. Like-minded sisters who embrace their passion for art and words with reckless abandon. Today, in the sweet silence within my home
I embraced Joy.
Today I Am Grateful: *For a loving experience. *For the inspiration from T. *For the inspiration from many wonderful blog writers. *For the ability to see, hear, smell and if I choose to speak. *For sweet possibilities and lessons learned. *For peace and joy. *For a brand new day. *For the chance to be alone, to miss my family and to anticipate their return.