The first week of January I used the word 'tenderness' and received many lovely comments on that word choice. And here we are in week five of January; I will share my word for this week.
'Silence': my dictionary says that it could be a period of time without speech or noise . . .
And that is what I needed this week. When I talk or laugh I start to cough and I am very tired of coughing.
But there is much more to silence than my body comfort. . .
"Somewhere we know
that without silence words lose their meaning, without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure."
-Henri J. M. Nouwen
"Quiet is peace. Tranquility.
Quiet is turning down the volume knob of life.
Silence is pushing the off button.
Shutting it down. All of it."
Breathing deeply and just smiling.
Be well. Please!