Today on this raining Monday as I write of my focused gratitude from the Sunday that just passed, I can say that silence is something I am very grateful for. I had a lot of time to myself and while I did not fully take advantage of my time it was good for me to do some soul searching. I did both physical and mental decluttering which was hard but needed and resulted in exhaustion and a midday nap. After waking I felt new and refreshed. I am grateful that I can enjoy the silence. I know many that struggle with being alone but it is very important we become comfortable with ourselves so that others can become comfortable with us as well.