I will respond to Nikki's post about Quiet.*
My quiet time is early in the morning, most days. My thought input is from the Bible. I just read a little beyond what I read the day before. I reflect on what it says, and try to figure how that would affect my life. People who lived a long time ago had the same trials and triumphs, conflicts and desires that we have now. "There is nothing new under the sun." And, better to learn from what someone else has done than make all those mistakes myself, I think.
Thank you, Lord, for showing me the way.
* It's on her blog at http://truehappinesstoday.blogspot.com/