Saturday, January 15, 2011

December ABC's...P is for Peace & Quiet

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live." ~Bertrand Russell

"Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it." ~Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

December = shopping, wrapping presents, decorating, sending out Christmas cards, holiday parties, school activities, travelling, cooking and baking. It can be hectic, stressful and overwhelming...but only if you let it. I try to be organized...I start early, make lists, do less and, at times, say "no". By saying "no" I'm really saying "yes" to peace and quiet. I'm saying "yes" to taking the time to enjoy my family and taking the time to celebrate what the season is really about. I'm saying "yes" to the true joy that's found in the quiet moments of life.

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