Written by Deborah Jordaan

Good day to all our wonderful readers. I have been quiet for a while but back into the swing of things. This week Im exploring quiet time which I don‘t get enough of. I`m sure many of us have such hectic lives that to sit and do nothing is one of the scariest activities – to me almost priceless

As everyone knows I`m a nurse at an old age home and take care of my paraplegic partner. The highlight of my day is when I leave the back door and see my beautiful garden. I then start my work for the day and I hope that I can eventually just sit in my garden and smell the beautiful fragrances of my garden.

I also help the gardener to clean the garden I don`t get time enough to appreciate all our hard work. I help fix my partners’ car, clean the pool, do the household chores and am his constant companion wherever he wants to go. We have a good relationship but in turn, we have our own interests regarding hobbies.

I emotionally support my partner and all my other patients at the home. All I need sometimes is a breather and time to recharge. Even a few moments of silence is a luxury – as I start to worry if my partner is alright. His left leg is off under the knee so it gets a bit difficult at times.

My situation tests my confidence regarding the care of my partner and keeping him healthy and getting his left leg healed. I lose track of myself and I need to retreat and decide what is good for me to stay clear-minded.

Living on a plot and having nature on my doorstep should keep me grounded if I take the time to embrace what Mother Nature has blessed me with but life has decided that touching ground is a bit out of reach for me now. My happy times and spaces are the times when it is quite early in the morning and I have a cup of coffee at the pool and just breathe. It happens too little, these moments of euphoria.

We then get the people that have the luxury of quiet time in overload but all they do is complain how bad their lives are and moan about things most people would pay to have. These leeches aka humans that are ungrateful -don`t know how lucky they are to have precious quiet time to do what they love without a doorbell ringing or a phone ringing. The universe gives them what she knows they need to explore yet they shrug it off and just complain. These people are narcissistic and selfish. How nice would it be if we all had the opportunity to have downtime and find ourselves?

On a parting note – love yourself, take a breather and appreciate Mother Nature for the beauty she bestows upon us to appreciate and take care of.

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