Silence is golden in the early morning hour, just before the sun peaks its first rays over the eastern horizon. No one stirs and I am sitting on the front stoop of my house sipping on a steamy cup of coffee. The steam rises in the crisp autumn air and disappears somewhere above my head. This moment imprints a peace onto my heart as I breath in the fallen leave smell that’s mixed in with coffee aroma. The silence is broken by a few birds chattering from the treetops, in the distance I hear someone rev their engine as they travel the highway to work. These peace filled moments allow my mind to fill with good vibes.
Waking up on vacation, knowing this is the last day and in about a half an hour I will be up getting everything together to leave for home. But right now, I am enjoying the silence and the view of the mountains in the distance.
Another time I realize that silence is golden, when the electricity goes out for a while because a transformer blew down the street. Nothing is humming inside the house and it is silent. You could hear a pin drop.
Silence is only good for so long though. I love when my house is jumping off its foundation with music and laughter. When the kids are all home, playing games around the kitchen table and making messes in the kitchen. Even when they are arguing about some sort of life thing. This means there is life and love flowing in my house. Then when they all go home, when the silence is golden again can I sit back and reflect on the blessings that are mine.
There are so many distractions nowadays and it’s not all bad. Enjoy it all, see it all as advancement but don’t forget to enjoy the golden moments of silence that are scattered about. Oh, and you can’t forget the coffee. Know your worthy of being loved and enjoy your own moments of golden silence!