Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Breathe

There is something to be said for living in the moment. Sometimes that is all you can do. Just breathe in and out and move through your day minute by minute without worrying about the next minute. I am not a big worrier - if you know me at all you know this. I don't worry about much of anything under normal circumstances. What is the point really. If things are beyond your control the only thing you are doing by worrying is stressing yourself out. That being said - I have plenty to worry about... think about... ponder. It likes to sneak its way into my brain - sometimes without me even realizing it. Like a slow, dark cloud moving across the sky and before you know it the warmth of the sun has turned into a downpour. This is when I say to myself - breathe - just like in bodyflow or yoga. Count to 8 as you breathe in and count to 8 as you breathe out. You are alive. You have people who love you and you have people you love. There is a bigger purpose for all of this that you can't see nor do you need to see. Live right now, in this moment, in this minute and breathe. The heart rate slows. The brain calms. The body settles. Life then becomes living.

5 comments:

Louisa said...

Hi Kristin,
You have such a talent for writing, I can feel/sense everything you are putting to paper, a true gift, I believe. It was great seeing you today, you look marvelous, loved the hat!
Louisa

joy said...

i just love you, kris! you're amazing.

Lil Me said...

just surfing the blog channel and i came across your blog....though i don't have time to read all your entries from what i can gather you've been putting up a fine fight. I admire your courage and your strength. May God grant you "the power beyond what is normal" to continue on day at a time.

I look forward to reading more of your entries.

Sincerely

Tarah Knox

http://geturdailydoseoftarahhere.blogspot.com

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Sally said...

Well said, Kristin.

BTW, I saw a woman at the store today with no hair and a hat. I DID NOT go up to her and tell her any horror stories. I did wish I could give her a hug though and not have her think I was a total freak.

I love you honey. As you walk around out in the world, know that there are freaky strangers like me noticing you and wishing you well. Wishing they could hug you and give you a little encouragement.

I'm thinking of you tonight. I love you.