anticipatory silence…

I have been catching a fair bit of America’s got Talent lately as I wind down my day and await the night-time news. I am struck by their use of anticipatory silence.

As they wait to announce who is advancing and who is going home, there are moments of very long silence. In that silence, I want to say, “enough already, just give us the word.” There is a sense of anxiety that builds in the waiting…

I began to think about where in my life I have experienced anticipatory silence and waiting….

I have experienced this silence when I have taken a risk in conversation with someone I care about…

I have experienced this silence at times when I am in conflict and the silence feels deafening….

I have experienced this silence as I await the news of a new niece or nephew (it is good to realize the waiting is not always for bad outcomes)

I have experienced this silence and waiting when I have asked God to grant me the desires of my heart….

I have learned to live in the silence. I wish I could say it is a comfortable place, but the anticipation that builds in the waiting often robs me of a sense of peace or joy…

I want to be better at waiting…

I want to be better at trusting God in the silence….

I want to be someone who, because of my journey, can sit with another in the silence and the waiting!

It is my hope that if you are waiting and the silence seems long, that you will find peace as you wait!

a few of my favorites…

It is not often that I am at a loss for words, but tonight it seems to be a reality….

So let me share with you a few of my favorite MILK cards.

Are you as young as you would like to be….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 And do you have a friend who enjoys life with you, in all of its mountain tops and valley experiences?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on a closing note,  I hope as the day unfolds you will remember to share the Joy that you have within you!