Stepping away from the noise: Easy or hard

Do you ever take a few minutes, if not more, to step away from the noise? It is all around us. You have the TV, radio and the Internet buzzing faster than I can understand some days. If that isn’t bad enough you have the man-made noise of trucks, cars, airplanes, construction and if you live in a military town the war games and the convoy of trucks when they are doing maneuvers.

You can’t seem to avoid it. You hear a car coming down your street before you even see it. Noise. It surrounds us to where at times it is a part of us and we can’t block it out due to being so accustom to hearing it.But through all this chaos do you take time to get away from the noise? Can you stay away from social media, our phones or perhaps the TV?

This is something I been trying to do to focus on not being focus on anything or as they say blank one’s mind. It’s not easy. Thoughts, things to do or noise can fill our brain preventing us from having a moment’s peace. Some days I been successful and others a defeat. But I do it to try to center myself.

Noise can be pleasant like hearing kids having fun at a playground,or hearing some good music at a festival even having a flock of birds in your back yard singing you awake. It’s not all bad. But lately it seems the noise I hear is more blocking our way then anything else.

But I will keep trying for those moments of peace is worth the effort.

Happy New Year: 2017

 

fairaThe year is ending soon. It seems each new year goes faster than the year before.

Last year at this time instead of making resolutions I decided to go a different route. I started collected a journal of good joys. Instead of making a list on how to change or do better I decided to focus on the good that came my way. Everyday I wrote something that was awesome whether it was big or small. Going over it showed me how truly blessed and fortunate I am. I didn’t think I would follow through the whole year but happily I did. It was a change of pace and I am glad I did it. I am not sure if I will do it again in January, still pondering over that. But to see 365, or 366 not sure of the total count for 2016, entries of goodness makes one feel really good inside.

Still I want to wish everyone a great 2017. May it be full of good health, happiness and good times with loved ones whether that be family, friends or both.

I offer good cheer and well wishes from my home to yours. May 2017 be better than 2016.

Happy New Year!