Quiet Time ~Letters from the Heart #atozchallenge

Dear Barbie:

As you mentioned yesterday people are part of your life. While thinking about what to write in regards to quiet time, two very special people came to mind.  Your sister and your friend Rach.  A lot could be said about the quietness between you and your sister, but instead, we are going to dedicate this one to Rachel.  She knows a whole lot about quiet times.

Read about Rachel’s Quiet Time here.

What are your thoughts?  Do you know someone like Rachel?

If you have any Questions ❓ for Rachel feel free to send her an email.

Until next time,

your constant and faithful,

I don’t know about you but this has been so much fun writing and getting to talk to you guys everyday.  I really hope we will stay in touch.  If not every day maybe once a week, or a month?  I need the encouragement so I’ll help you if you help  me.  ☺

11 responses to “Quiet Time ~Letters from the Heart #atozchallenge

  1. Amazing story. Wonder if Raj on The Big Bang Theory suffered from selective mutism because he couldn’t talk to girls unless he had a drink. It has been wonderful reading your letters, Barbie.

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  2. This is such a great post. I suffered from anxiety as a teen and this would sometimes affect my speech to the point where I’d go mute. Not as often or for as long periods as with actual selective mutism, but I could definitely relate to it in a way. Thanks for sharing Rachel’s post too.

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  3. I think there is something profoundly good about quietness and quiet people in a world where everyone wants to be loud and heard all the time. Rachel sounds like my kind of person 🙂

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  4. I just recently watched a documentary about selectively mute kids, and it was unbelievable how these talkative, cheerful children interacted within their family, and as soon as they set foot into school they went “Nope. Not saying a word. Not gonna happen.”

    What a journey for Rachel and everyone else affected.

    Too bad you moved away. Did you always keep in touch or reconnect later in life?

    Speaking of, I am following you on FB.


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    • Hey Tam, thanks for following ☺ Yes Rach and I have stayed very close friends over the years… in fact she just lost her mom less than and month ago and it’s been very rough for her. I try to help her when I can, but sometimes even though you tell people you will always be there to help, they don’t ask…


  5. I don’t know what kind of cruelty made that teacher use Rachel to define mute.. Horrible. I am glad she overcame everything .. wishing her happiness.

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  6. This is such a powerful post. I had never heard of SM until just a few years ago. Thank you for sharing something that helps us all be more aware of others.

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  7. Barbie,

    I’m not a quiet person, unless I’m totally alone and even then I find someone to talk to even if it’s myself. There was one girl from my childhood who was very quiet. She was super shy. I remember one time my best friend had a sleep over and somehow this gal got invited. We had the most fun trying to get her to open up and when she got tickled her nose twitched like a rabbit’s which made us all hysterical. 😀 Great music!

    Quiz an Quackbusters Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch


  8. I also left a comment on Rachel’s blog. Thank you for your visits to my A to Z, Barbie. https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/quiet-atozchallenge/

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  9. Thank you for sharing Rachel’s post Barbie.
    I visited her blog and left this comment:
    “I’ve come to this post via Barbie’s blog.
    Thank you for sharing your story.

    It’s heart-breaking to read how the teachers and the school treated you in primary. However, reading about your 23rd birthday party ‘surprise’ made me smile.
    It’s an inspirational story and one that should be shared. I’ll be sharing this post on fb. I’m a teacher by profession and I’ve seen my fair share of stories when children are forced to go down pathways they are not ready to walk on yet.
    Thank you for writing this post.”

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