When someone thinks of a quiet life, they usually think of a life that is small, uneventful, even boring. But that is not the case. Many times a quiet life is a full life, full of many wonderful moments, times, friends and accomplishments.
Many of the best moments in life are quiet, and definitely some of the biggest moments as well. Think about it – A marriage proposal use isn’t big and loud, it’s a quiet moment between two people. A promotion is often quiet notification after a lot of hard work. Even when someone dies, if they are lucky, that person simply, quietly, slips from tihs life into the Hands of God.
The same thing the next chapter in my life. The chapter is not being closed with the big bang, but by quietly signing papers. There will be a flurry of activity before then, and there will be a wonderful celebration after, to make the quiet start of the next. But in between, life will be made of a thousand small, quiet, wonderful moments.
And all the adventure life holds, can also be traced to the quiet. Adventure, love, new things, ideas, friendships, and solutions, are all started in quiet times, when our minds have time to wonder and think. Our transformations and challenges. Our answers and prayers are found in the quiet as well. Where we can hear our heart beating.
And maybe the secret to living out loud, are all the quiet moments that fill us up and make our lives complete. Indeed, there is a time to be loud, but most of our lives are not lived in the big and loud. Our lives are built on the silent smiles, the looks, the planning, the writing, the working, the holding of hands, the start gazing, the reading, the researching, the risk taking, the breath before the kiss,, the second before that loud happening. yes, that is where life is built – solid, fun, true, rich and deep. Life is build in the quiet.
Life is short. Make it good, no, make it spectacular.