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It's December. It's dark. It's cold. Breathe. Find three minutes for yourself. You probably need three hours.
If you cannot pry loose a couple of hours then please take three minutes. Breathe.
If you are pressed against the wall at work: breathe.
If you, or a loved one is ill: breathe.
If you feel something is missing, and you are not quite sure what: breathe.
If it feels as if someone else has been making appointments on your phone: breathe.
If you are filled with excitement for the coming holidays: breathe.
Breathe and sigh.
I do this, when things are off kilter and I cannot get my bearings. I breathe when I can find neither the words nor time to pray.
I breathe and I remember what the apostle Paul said in his letter to the Romans,
"The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words." (8:26)
It's December. Breathe.
All my best,