Remembering and being thankful for silence


One of the blankets

November sees us remembering those who died during the wars.  It was also the day when I handed in my woolen goods for Operation Christmas Child.  Two of the items that I handed in were blankets made with yarn kindly given to me by Sister Clare.  She ran a small retreat centre which I used to attend.  There was a room available for quiet prayer and a room with comfy chairs, plenty of tea/coffee/biscuits if you wanted to go and chat.

I went there as often as I could.  I did appreciate the space and the silence.  Space and silence allows you to do a number of things.  It allows you to mull things over in your mind when you have issues that you need to work through.  The danger is when you let the mulling change into churning.  Churning is not good.  Often you don’t know the answers to things and when that happens you have to accept the not knowing in order to move on.

Silence and space allows for your mind to become clear which often allows the creative force to flow.  It allows you to spend time to rest mentally.  It allows you to spend time with God and gives you chance to hear His voice.

The centre has closed and things have moved on, including Sister Clare.  It was nice to spend the time remembering them and hopefully some love and prayers have been crocheted into the blanket so whoever receives it will feel that.  Of which I am grateful.

Gratefulness is a form of Thanksgiving and today in the USA it is Thanksgiving Day.  My latest knitting project comes from there via Twitter.  I am taking part in a KAL – more of which I will blog about later!

Till then take care dear Reader, try and enjoy some silence and be thankful for it.


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