Gratitude from A to Z: Silence

Beaver pond in Algonquin Park

I'm grateful for silence. The opportunity to be mindful of silence when it occurs, allowing it to quiet my mind. If just for a moment.

Silence is elusive. Try to find a place in your day where you can't hear a machine - a truck in the distance, computer fan or fridge motor. In many places it is virtually impossible to find silence. Silence exists only behind earplugs or headphones.

Why do I intentionally fill my world with sound - to actively avoid silence? Every moment doesn't need to be filled with thoughts, words or music. Silent pauses can be very powerful.

Today I will be mindful of silence and be grateful for any moments I find.

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