i've learned, this week, that when i slow down and take notice of my breathing, my world slows down too. The busyness, the chaos, the noise, and the inside chatter. They all slow as i take the time to be thankful for each breath.
Most days, i take breathing for granted. But i know that isn't healthy for my body, mind, and spirit. These three things, that make up my whole, need slow, steady deep breathing for good health. The thing is, no one intentionally denies their body slow, deep breathing, but life's chaos and stress steals it ... unless i take it back.
Breath is gift, but i know i don't treat it like it is. i want to change that. Because, i know, that when i recognize that breathing means being alive, i am grateful that God has a purpose for my life for another day.
God, thank you for giving me breath. i slowly breathe in your love, joy, and peace. i exhale the chaos, stress, and thoughts that are not from You. Amen.