Being Alone And Loving It

United States
January 16, 2016 4:23pm CST
George Washington said: "'Tis better to be alone than in bad company." I totally agree with that. There are times that I want to be totally alone, just to think and pray and rest. I can do that more now since I have retired. Everyone needs alone time. And most people don't get enough of that. They are constantly surrounded by a cacophony of noise and chatter, which can be very stressful. Sometimes, I just like to turn off all media and lie down on my bed or sit down in my favorite chair and read something that I enjoy, or just rest. Of course, I usually fall asleep, but that's OK too. When I had five children at home every day, I still had quiet time. When they were very young, they were all put down for a nap in the afternoon, in the summer, when there was no school and if they didn't want to sleep, they could at least, rest for an hour or so and during that time, I could relax, have a cup of coffee or tea or take a walk outside around the property. I just wanted silence for a short while. As my children got older, I didn't make them take a nap, but I would have them do something quiet. They could read or watch a movie in the den or play a board game. I had good, well-behaved children, because that's the way I taught them "from birth" to behave. I see so many children that are completely out of control, sometimes when I'm shopping and I wonder why the mother wants to live like that. No matter what anyone says, it's not the children's fault if they misbehave all the time. Children can be taught to be quiet when you ask them to be. But, you have to start EARLY. Quiet time is a part of teaching them to become adults, to follow instructions and to obey their parents. And it teaches them how to teach their children when they have children. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b "To everything there is a season...a time to keep silent and a time to speak." What do you think?
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@sharon6345 (200624)
• United States
16 Jan 16
Enjoy your alone time I enjoy mine as well.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Yes, it's nice to have some alone time, just for yourself. I read about two or three books per week. And I do a lot of research during my alone time, especially on Bible subjects. Are you a Bible reader?
@sharon6345 (200624)
• United States
16 Jan 16
@IreneVincent I read the bible yes but don't understand it. I get really uptight in an uncomfortable way trying to follow it. I stopped reading in church as well an I quit the emails.
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16 Jan 16
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@HazySue (33938)
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16 Jan 16
@IreneVincent I agree that it is better to be alone than with someone who is not good for you. I brought my children up the same way, they knew how to behave. I wonder if it one of the reasons that a lot of the kids today make me crazy.