Joyful Life

The Quiet Life

I know it has been quiet here on the blog lately, but I did not have anything to say.

My life is quiet, most of the time. There are occasional fires to be put out but it is mostly quiet.

The Crocus Strikes Back – 2021

Living a quiet life is not an aspiration it is just the way my life is right now.

9Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another. 10And you are indeed showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more 11and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. 12Then you will behave properly toward outsiders, without being dependent on anyone.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
The Return of the Crocus – 2021

However, after watching a Youtube livestream, I decided to be more thankful for this quiet, mostly uneventful, drama-free life. I won’t get into the topic of the livestream but after crawling into bed, I thanked God for my quiet life.

The noisiest my life gets is when I say Alexa:

  • play disco
  • play classical music
  • fart – yes, she can fart.

Although the birds singing every morning is giving Alexa a run for her money. Also life got quite noisy the other day when I discovered the crocus’ had returned. Yes! Spring!

So if you are finding yourself wishing there was more excitement in your life, stop and think again. The quiet and uneventful life is a joy-filled blessing from God.

Give thanks for it.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog