This entry prompted me to think of how calming it can be to take three purposeful and mindful deep breaths. I used to do that along with my pre-teen students when life was getting them all flustered, and it had an amazing effect, especially for such a simple act.
What does a deep breath mean for you?
How can "taking a breath" help people with the holiday season?
I spent the day humming "Breathe on me, Breath of God" to myself all day after reading this entry. I can't say it was one of my favorite hymns, but I appreciated it anew after reading the words in this context. It speaks of hope, change, the opportunity to
start over. And that certainly is a Christmas message!