In this day and age (yep, I am under the age of 65, and just said that) this is something we all have in life. Some days its work, other days its facebook, sometimes these are big things, while other times they are the little things that seem so big. It is the things in your life that allow you to fall from your faith and forget to appreciate your blessings. This is the stuff that destroys marriages, neglects children, and ruins lives. What do you do or where do you go to shut it off?
My White noise mute buttons:
There are many people out there that say you don’t have to go to church to be a christian, true I won’t argue there. BUT as a christian I find a great deal of silence sitting in a pew and feeling God’s presence around me. I need church when the white noise is blaring. The best way I can describe it is; a toasty warm blanket being wrapped around my shoulders when I am freezing. Yes, I know it is strange to some, that I find church to be that comforting. Sometimes, when I am sitting in church after a rough week, all of a sudden all of those anxieties, fears, or stressors get silenced. The reality is they don’t really matter. The ones that do God will take care of, and if that isn’t peace I don’t know what is.
I really am the luckiest girl on the face of this earth. I have the most amazing family! I come home everyday to a husband who loves me, supports me, and clears my view when it gets clouded. Then I have this amazing little boy who has blessed me since the day he entered my world. For his ripe old age of eight he has a soft heart, gentle tongue, and a great perspective! I have parents who love me, who have always said I could do anything I set my mind to, and siblings that spice up my days with adventure. Being in the presence of these fantastic blessings has also helped me hush the buzz.
Shut off the electronics
Anyone that has been in my home knows I am the TV nazi. In fact I was born in the wrong generation, because electronics in general just overwhelm me. (of course the blog does not fit in this category :)). I literally just recently went back to having a smart phone, and mainly it was necessity. I travel for work often, and needed the navigation. Before my husband entered our life I had a dinosaur 20″ TV that weighed a thousand pounds, and only had cable because it was free with my HOA. I even went on a 6 month Facebook hiatus ( I of course caved, because my family is extremely large, and its the only way to stay in the loop). Get to the point…..Okay, okay the point is I really enjoy just going back in time, when possible, and enjoying life with my family with out the distractions of the modern world.
This is one of the best ways I silence the white noise. It doesn’t have to be far. Fortuntly for us in South Dakota if you just travel a few miles in any direction you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Some people may find this scary, secluded, or even boring. But this is where I find peace!