Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Relax in the Quiet



In the flurry of activities at this time of year , it's easy to become overwhelmed, overtired, and overfed.

It is so important to remember to relax and provide peaceful moments.  While Christmas music brings much joy, I also like to bask  in silence now and then.

Sometimes, when  tired of scratching never ending items off the "to do" list, supper needs to be made, and fatigue sets in,  I head for the living room.  Once seated on the couch, taking some deep breaths , I  listen to the silence.

The decorated Christmas tree, in all its glory, stands nearby. Two old-fashioned dollies, flanked by brass deer candle holders on the lighted mantle, make me smile.



While sitting quietly, it's easier to think of the Baby Jesus and how He came to this crazy world for all of us.

After a few moments of peace and sweet silence, it's time to carry on in this most beautiful but busiest of seasons. 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN HOLIDAY  FATIGUE HITS?

11 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

When the holiday is over and you pass out from all the work! Just kidding - I think if you rest along the way things will be okay. Sandie

Heather said...

I love the name of your blog! Well what do I do. Huh. I just keep on going. I do take a few days off after the New Years. Just to take down the decorations and then reflect on what the coming year will be. That is my favorite time. Everyone seems to have so much hope on what the new year will bring.

BECKY said...

Take naps whenever I can! ☺

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm longing to relax - I'm taking 2 graduate courses and one of them has a 200 hr. practicum! My anxiety will be over on Friday for one and next week with the other! Like you I love to sit and enjoy the silence from time to time. Also, your mantle looks beautiful! Have a great day!

Dianne said...

Beautiful vignettes...

Anonymous said...

I power nap; a few minutes makes my worries disappear and I wake refreshed.
Linda O'Connell

Claus said...

ahhhh...nothing better than moments of solitude, peace and quiet. Best medicine!! But my mind do tend to wander around in moments of quiet...if there's nothing of consequence to think about, no problem. If there's something "unpleasant" going on, though, I do prefer music with very little volume, but still around.
Oh well...we all have our "things" :o))
have a great day!

Debbie said...

Ahhhh I love the peaceful sound of nothing while the boys are at school, but no sooner are they home, I love to hear the sounds of their voices telling me about their day. I love your Christmas vignette, so sparkly!

diane stetson said...

I have two solid weeks of vacation and I'm going to relish them...not going anywhere...no visitors...just ME relaxing. YAY!

LDH said...

A beautiful post filled with beautiful vignettes that encourage a quite spirit.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Susan, I am finally all decorated. my baking is done and now I have to get through 2 Open houses I am hosting this weekend and Ten, and only then , can I sit back and relax and enjoy the spirit of Christmas in my home!!

Merry Christmas, Debbie

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