Remembering How To Breathe

October 26, 2011

Hello all and happy (hectic?!) Wednesday,

Yup. Wednesday again, and I’m not sure about the rest of you but my week has been pretty busy. Between homework,  bio labs, working on my college applications, soccer practice, and ski dry-land workouts, my schedule has been pretty booked, and I’m sure the rest of you are probably feeling about the same.

So, let’s start with a little exercise. Close your eyes, and take a deep breath. No, seriously. If you’re still reading this you aren’t following my directions. Close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

……I mean it.

Okay. Nice work. Now I want you to take some more deep breaths. Breathe in, breathe out. Smell the flowers, blow out the candles.

I have to remind myself to do this every day. Breathing, I mean. Do you ever feel like sometimes your life gets so busy that you forget to breathe? Because I do. Sometimes everything’s moving so fast, I forget to stop and look around.

So, yesterday morning I somehow woke up a little earlier than my usual 6:45 (if you know me, you know this is rare) and ended up looking out my bedroom window to this:


and I thought two things:



2. Wait… does it look like this every morning?

That last question stuck with me all day. Does the sky and the mountain really look that nice every day? How have I been living with the same view for nearly two months and I haven’t noticed it until now? I guess one answer to that last question would be that no, I don’t wake up early enough to witness such an event. But I could also argue that I haven’t noticed that beautiful sunrise until now because I haven’t given myself the chance to slow down and see it.

I guess what I’m trying to say here is that sometimes we’ve got to remember to stop and smell the roses. Life can get pretty over the top and stressful, and it gets really easy to loose sight of things really quickly. No, I’m not encouraging you to wake up and witness a beautiful sunrise, (although some of you may have the motivation to wake up earlier to do so) but I AM encouraging you to remember how to breathe. (Remember, its easy. Breathe in, breathe out. Smell those flowers and blow out those candles.)

Well, that’s all for me this week guys, happy breathing!



3 Responses

  1. Avatar piette says:

    pairreil que moi
    gros bisous

  2. Avatar Nanette Gordon-Cramton says:

    Wonderful photo, Izzy! Love the colors of the sky and the fog hanging over the mountain!

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