Friday, 19 April 2013

Q is for Quiet Time.


Dear Diary,

                  Today's word is Q. I'll admit, it was quite difficult at first to find a word, but after a lot of deliberation I did arrive at one and that is, 'Quiet.'

                  Truly,an unexpected word, but something that we all need. A typical day in our life is filled with noise and activity rarely do we have some quiet time to ourselves. If we just take out a little quiet time away from the world and all the sounds and action that comes with it,we can discover a lot about ourselves. We are all social beings so being surrounded by people is good, but sometime you just need solitude, a little alone time for yourself.

                 In this 24 hr time span, keep some time for yourself, think about your day and how you want to make optimum use of it, or maybe just look back at the day you had and thank God for it. Sometimes in your quiet time, you can find answers to the  most troublesome questions, solutions to the problems that worry you, motivation when you are in dire need of some, inspiration when you are searching for it.

Leaving you with a quote I liked :


Enjoying my quiet time as I write this,
The Sunday Visitor

                   

46 comments:

  1. Thank you for this lovely reminder of 'quiet time' and the value of it. It is the time to listen to our inner selves, reflect on the day, 'to unearth original answers' - as per the quote, and perhaps to ask perhaps original questions.



    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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  2. Please read the post at Blogging from A to Z today (Friday April 19). I've featured your blog to help you gain some new blog followers. Don't forget to visit those who are your new followers and have left comments so you can thank them and reciprocally follow their blogs. We're trying to accomplish some fruitful networking today!

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thankyou so much. I really appreciate this gesture and I will definitely reciprocate.

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    2. You wrote on my blog this morning. Thank your for your comment! I really enjoyed reading your post! You have a really sweet way of expressing yourself. Thanks for sharing! You have a new follower! :)

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    3. Thankyou so much. I'm so happy you like it. Thankyou for the encouraging words. I hope you like the other blogposts too!

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  3. Yes Quiet, was my word for the day as well. Read one other post about quiet just before making my way here. Have a good and rest of the a-z challenge.

    A-Z

    I'm your newest follower

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  4. Great Q word. Sometimes we are so busy running that it's difficult to take a minute to just be. But it is necessary.

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  5. I LOVE my quiet time, and cherish it every time I get some. I loved the quote you used too!
    Your newest follower, Shawn at Reading Practice

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    1. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and following it. It's much appreciated. I'm glad you know the value of Quiet time, and cherish it fully.

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  6. Have you read The Quiet Book (a children's picture book)? It's a great one... Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good luck with the A to Z Challenge.
    Kids Math Teacher

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    1. I have never heard of it but Thanks for telling me about it. I'll check it out. Thankyou for visiting my blog and for the wishes!

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  7. Wonderful quote. I get up early and stay up late each day so I can have my quiet time. I need it. The days go so much better when I've had my time alone to read and write and reflect.

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    1. Thankyou so much, I'm so happy you like it. It's true a little quiet time can make wonders happen in our lives.

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  8. I'm happy to discover your blog through the A to Z Challenge and I look forward to reading more!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com

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  9. I needed to read this. I don't take a lot of time for myself to just relax and do nothing.

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    1. Thankyou for reading my blog, I'm glad you found the blog post useful. You have to start sometime, so start with NOW. Take at least 5-10 mins off everyday and devote to yourself, to do something you love.

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  10. Finding that we chose the very same quotation for our Q posts has me smiling a big smile today, Judygirl! We truly are of like mindset and feel drawn to similar things! I think I have found a new daughter that lives a distance away, but is as close as the keyboard! :-) Quiet is one of the greatest blessings to me, and I feel sad for people who fear or avoid it at all costs. I know folks who NEVER turn off their tv or music, even when they are sleeping! How can we hear that little voice within us if there is so much noise and business going on? We need time to process, and that only happens in the quiet. To me it is the most precious gift I give myself... absolute silence. Beautiful choice of Q-words, very inspired post. Your awareness of the important things in life at such a young age is going to take you far in life! I can't wait to know you twenty years from now!! :-))

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    1. Your comments always make me smile. We have so much in common with each other. I'm so touched that you think of me as your daughter, you are like a Mom to me. I'm so glad that you value your quiet time, because it's only in the silence of our hearts and minds that we can hear God speaking to us.I'm thankful to God for making me aware of all this at my age. I'm glad we discovered each other's blog and blogging bought us so close. I hope I have a quarter of the lovely attitude of gratitude that you have, when I'm older.

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  11. Well, I totally like this post and so agree with you, I went with quiet too LOL. Love the quote :)

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

    (finally have a working link,yeah!)

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    1. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you like it. Great minds think alike, that's why I guess we both ended up with Quiet!

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  12. It actually difficult these days to find some quiet time as every other moment we check up our mobiles to see some updates! Probably that is the reason why meditation is so necessary. Nice topic selection!

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    1. Thankyou. It's true Quiet time is very hard to come by these days because we are constantly surrounded by technology and connected to the world.

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  13. Not easy to get for lots of people, but so very important.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  14. I'm thinking that 'quiet' might be the most popular Q word for the a to z challenge...! For good reason though :)

    Naomi @ Cornet Crafts

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    1. Thankyou for visiting my blog. Quiet is a wonderful word and it's something we all require,I guess that's why it's so popular.

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  15. My quiet time is when I take a bath...I can lock everyone out and enjoy solitude and enjoy some thinking time.
    Good post, thank you for sharing.

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    1. thankyou for visiting my blog. I'm glad you liked the blog posts. It's nice to know that you enjoy your quiet time.

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  16. it's hard to find quiet time. I will try harder....have a great weekend. I also posted about Quiet.

    Jules
    A Dose of Jules

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    1. Thankyou for visiting my blog. It's true that quiet time is difficult to find, but it's a necessity of life. Start slow first try 5-10 mins then start increasing the time span. You too Have a Great week-end. Great minds think alike, I guess that's the reason we chose the same topic :)

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  17. Well said! A timely post, considering the overwhelming amount of distractions in this day and age - Finding quiet in the chaos can renew your spirit:)

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    1. Thankyou for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like the way you word it.

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  18. I would not make it with out my daily quiet time. As a professional extrovert who is really an introvert I really need quiet alone time to re-charge.

    Thanks for your post.
    Blessing,
    Margot at A Devotional Mosaic and Spark My Creativity

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    1. Thankyou for visting my blog. Quiet time is a huge blessing in our lives and we must make the most use of it.

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  20. What a great reminder to take some time out from our busy lives!

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  21. Great quote and blog post. It seems the older I get the more I appreciate quiet time. I'm not sure if it's because I've gotten older or that the world has gotten so much busier. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

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  22. Sometimes you just gotta listen to the swooshing of your own heart! Thanks for giving me a minute of reflection.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree with you and I like the way you put it :)

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