The house is still.
Bella is sprawled full-length on the futon, one eye half-open. Murphy is lying quietly at my feet, occasionally stirring to scratch an itch.
Clare is curled up on the living room couch under a blanket, fast asleep. Grace is at a friend’s sleepover.
Dave, the early riser of the house, is still in bed.
I hear nothing.
No kids yelling. No phones ringing or devices beeping. No irritating noise of the TV in the background. No dogs barking.
Just the sounds of silence.
This week’s #HappyAct is to find a few precious minutes this week to enjoy a moment of peace, quiet and solitude.