While we were vacationing a few weeks’ back, my birthday fell on the first day of this relaxing week and was I ever excited about unwrapping this particular present.
As sleep is one of my all time favorite parts of life…and my sleep has been, let us say, “compromised” these recent months…my intuitive daughter asked me well ahead of time if I would like one of these nifty little machines (which are small enough to tuck into a carry-on piece of luggage.)
I answered with a resounding, “Yes!”
I can’t tell you how many sleepless nights I’ve spent while traveling over the years all because I’m a light sleeper and every little noise wakes me up.
The familiar and the unfamiliar…doesn’t make much difference…I hear all those things that go bump in the night.
Now…I’m sleeping much better, deeper, and longer. Happiness.
All because of this handy little device that creates some white noise to block out the unwanted sounds in the night, I’m now able to face my days with a lot more energy and enthusiasm.
I’m sleeping better at night, true. But I’m still working on meshing more silence into my day time hours.
When I tune out the constant static of continual talk/music/radio/tv, I can actually think clearer and breathe deeper.
Silence is as necessary to living well as is eating an all organic diet and exercising five days a week.
What I’m aiming for, and it’s going against the grain of my personality, is to make regular spaces of quiet and organize them into each day. The more regularly I do this one simple thing, the more quickly I find my balance again no matter how upsetting the nightly news is…no matter how poor our economy is doing…no matter how rotten a day I’m having.
I like that old saying…”Silence is golden.” But I’d like to amend it…
Silence is not only golden…it’s worth its weight in gold.
And I want my life weighty with the rich benefits of it.