by Beth K. Vogt @BethVogt
It’s been a year of deadlines for me … going from one deadline to the next to the next … and repeat, repeat, repeat.
Add in the non-writing parts of life and there’s not been a lot of doing nothing in 2015.
I often find those quiet moments of nothing in the middle of the night when I’m awake and everyone else in my house — including all the assorted doggies — are asleep. Silence is indeed golden and often toasted with a cup of my favorite tea. (Constant Comment, anyone? Or Lady Gray?)
And what do I hear when I’m not bothering?
Whispers of conversations that encouraged my heart.
Snatches of laughter … always the music of laughter.
The sweet nonsense chatter of my GRANDdaughter, who in her mind, is making complete sense.
The mind-mentions of friends’ names … which turn into prayers for them.
But mostly I savor the stillness, the hush, that’s overtaken the house. There’s not much to hear … but there’s a knowing that loved ones are resting … and God is still awake.
In Your Words:
When is the last time you did nothing?
What did you hear when you listened to all the things you can’t hear?
What do you think is the value of not bothering?
Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”
A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.