As an adult I took voice lessons to help me learn how to project my voice and interject confidence in my tone and body language. I feel I have integrated these practices into my life, for the most part.
In the last few years I have been told, occasionally, I talk too much. It is a combination of anxiety and spending most my day with young kids to where I crave adult conversation. It is what it is.
Yet when my world is rocked by a major curveball, like this week, my default is quiet. My default is to be mute then pour out what's in my heart to a loved one and then go mute again as I process.
Yesterday I did not blog. There were no words.
In all honesty, today's words feel forced as my energy still wants to recoil inside. Perhaps that is a benefit in the timing of all this. My children still rely on my for playing and for homeschool which provides both distraction and the pull to stay connected outside of myself and my thoughts.
I'm grateful for John Wayne's quote that has always resonated in my heart. I'm grateful for these moments that bring clarity to what is important and where my priorities lie. I'm grateful for quiet. I'm grateful to let tears fall when they need and hugs squeeze when they can. I'm grateful to believe deep down that everything happens for a reason and this will all work out for the best, even if that is something unseen right now. I'm grateful for all the support around me. I'm grateful to have gotten my toes damp last week in this concept of "rolling with it" before jumping into this bigger scenario.
How do you choose to process? Do you process quietly or out loud? What quote resonates for you?
May today give us the quiet we need to process, the shoulder we need to rest on, and the clarity we are seeking. Have a beautiful day!