I was thinking about the time I went to the mountains. The scenery was beautiful, the air was crisp and clean. The cabin was so wonderful. It was such a great moment, I just wanted to breathe it all in!!
Even though this is a picture of the ocean, the woman in the picture displays that exact sentiment of what I was feeling that day! It was a great day. Sometimes we take breathing for granted, we’re just so used to it. Yes, it’s automatic, but what if you couldn’t breathe on your own, what would you do?
There are lots of people that have breathing conditions like, asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD, and Emphysema just to name a few. Some of them aren’t able to take a deep breath, without assistance, because of coughing, or compromised airways. We all need air to breathe.
Breathing is something we take for granted, because it happens without us thinking about it. If we hold our breath, for an unlimited amount of time, it starts to affect our bodies, in adverse ways. If it’s just a short amount of time, it can make you dizzy or light headed, anything beyond that can be life threatening.
There are circumstances in our life, that can take our breath away. Love is one of them. Meeting that special person, and falling in love can take your breath away. Seeing a beautiful sunset, for us girls, that perfect pair of shoes…lol!!! For that guy, the things that can take his breath away could be, that classic car, from his childhood, or getting that mint condition baseball card.
All those things can take our breath away but what about breathing in? There are things that make you breathe it all in, joy, love, good memories, and a host of other things. We have to learn to breathe in life, through many circumstances. Whether it’s good or bad, breathe it in!!
Throughout life, there are moments that we breathe in, for example, a baby’s first breath, and first cry. In that first moment of life, air was breathed in, for our lungs to expand, and release that cry, that makes that moment special for everyone.
Yawning is another type of breathing in. It’s the body’s natural reaction to being sleepy or tired. It’s also a way of your body letting you know it needs more fresh air/oxygen. Oh my…I’ve got myself yawning just talking about it!!
There’s also the breath of life, the life that the Holy Spirit breathes into us. That breath sustains our spirit, directs us, motivates and nurtures us daily. That is the breath of love for us, given to us for life itself.
Life is a gift, enjoy it….breathe it in!!
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