I’m sitting on my couch listening to the wind.  It is 6 degrees outside.  Supposedly the wind is blowing 28 mph.  Let’s not even think about the wind chill factor.   The house creaks, the windows rattle, occasionally a car drives by with the snow crunching, and the furnace continues to keep us cozy and warm.  

Why can I hear all the sounds today?  No distractions with the everyday busyness?  More practice listening everyday.  Listening to my surroundings, others, and my own thoughts.  It’s hard to listen to myself.
Listening is my word.