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    Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    Always having been one to enjoy the early mornings, I have to admit that my mouth runs off with what I think are great ideas as soon as my husband is in his chair having a coffee. I also have to admit it took me a l-o-n-g time to realize the dear man wanted to enjoy his morning silence with a QUIET cup of coffee and his own thoughts as he's a night person.

    So...after I FINALLY got the message and took myself out of the room just so I wouldn't talk, I realized how wonderful the silence was! I now can't have a morning without it and it's become very precious to me.

    Share your thoughts about silence and how it's impacted your own life.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    I love quiet mornings. I am not a morning person, and I need some time to get my brain in gear.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I love quiet mornings. I am not a morning person, and I need some time to get my brain in gear.
    Hmmmm...I'm wondering if this is a 'male' thing.

    From this woman's opinion, I'm finally glad I learned that!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    No, my mom is the same. She needs at least an hour to be "operational".
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    No, my mom is the same. She needs at least an hour to be "operational".
    "operational", LOVE that! That happens to me directly after supper, I no longer make much sense.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    I live alone, so I can not talk the whole day - I do try to stay in touch with my friends, of course. Not talking is, therefore, not an issue.

    However, generally speaking, I like to chat in the morning, I'm usually in a good mood.

    If you mean silence - like utter silence, no radio, no music, no sounds, I sometimes do it - I still need to listen to the sound of rain falling to relax (youtube). I think having some noise around makes me feel less alone.
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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by twinkle View Post
    I live alone, so I can not talk the whole day - I do try to stay in touch with my friends, of course. Not talking is, therefore, not an issue.

    However, generally speaking, I like to chat in the morning, I'm usually in a good mood.

    If you mean silence - like utter silence, no radio, no music, no sounds, I sometimes do it - I still need to listen to the sound of rain falling to relax (youtube). I think having some noise around makes me feel less alone.
    Just sounds like the refrigerator, rain, distant traffic, or those wonderful birds; things that we have no control over; otherwise no talking, no listening to music - sounds that we have control over.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Do You Include Silence in Your Day?

    It's important to include silence in your daily life, it allows you to get intouch with yourself - a place some people visit well to rarely.
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