Gratitude Day #6
Verses for today: Job 33:4 and Psalm 150:6
Today I am grateful for the breath of life!
To awaken and breathe with ease is a gift. Imagine starting your day with these words, “I am breathing...breathe in life, it is a good day...breathe out gratitude.”
This is one way to keep gratitude present, every breathe you take, be grateful. It is not to be taken for granted. Instead of worry and fretting about things outside of your control, try starting your day by being grateful for the first breathe you take.
This week, I watched a movie titled The Healer about a 14-year old named Abigail Bryant diagnosed with cancer. Abigail wrote a beautiful poem to her friends, Alec (The Healer) and his friend Cecilia (the Veterinarian.)
I share this beautiful poem by Abigail with you:
“We all at some point stop breathing.
What if we lived one breath at a time.
We speak as though breathing is easy because it is innate.
Half the time we don’t even notice our breath.
When did breathing become the uncool kid that all the other body parts ignored?
Think about the phrase “catch your breath.”
You have to catch it because you lost control of it.
Alec and Cecilia, find control over your breath.
And please live for me like tomorrow is your last day.”
I leave you with the words of Terri Guillemets, “The wisest one-word sentence? Breathe.”
Learn it. Live it. Lead it.
ILKA V. CHAVEZ
It is not too late to join me on this 30-day journey to ignite hope in ourselves and others. Don’t wait for change, be the change.
Invite your family, friends, and even your leaders to join this experience. Let’s make gratitude go viral through generations to come. Lead the way!
I look forward to your comments and reflections.