Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Thankful Thursday – Every Breath of Life

Every sweet breath that fills my lungs from the moment I wake up in the morning until I wake up the next.

I’m grateful for every breath that isn’t my last.

And for the power the act of breathing holds, the benefits, the gifts, the blessings.


Meditation has taught me to be conscious of each breath that pulses life, to be mindful of the power each one holds, giving this God-given and blessed heart life.

Mindful breathing calms fear and anxiety, allows for focus on the path before us, encourages gratitude, and fuels the body with renewed energy as it fills the cells with oxygen. It’s a simple, automatic action that has the power to transform your life.


“A lifetime is not what is between
the moments of birth and death.
A lifetime is one moment
Between my two little breaths.
The present, the here, the now,
That’s all the life I get.
I live each moment in full,
In kindness, in peace, without regret.”

Chade Meng, Taoist poet

All is Grace.

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