three deep breaths

     I’m learning that my life works a lot better when I remember to keep it simple. Here’s one of my simple things: I stop here and there during the day, close my eyes and take three deep breaths. It relaxes me. It lets me rest. It gets me out of my head and helps me to see the big picture. Most of the time it literally makes me smile. It takes about fifteen seconds. The funny and sad part is that sometimes, before a deep-breath break, I actually catch myself thinking that I don’t have time (which shows how very much I need deep-breath breaks).

“[A] Sabbath (a rest; a ceasing). . . .” Exodus 20:10