breathe.

i’ve come to the conclusion that breathing is something to be happy about.
and by happy, i don’t mean nonchalant.
i mean happy enough to sing.
to dance even.
to wake up, and breathe deep is something that is often overlooked.

something that is taken for granted.

but it’s not a simple thing.

in the midst of being bombarded with death/war/politically-saturated media, i would challenge you to:

breath deep.

to

slow

down

.

to know that (no matter what you’re going through*), you’re still breathing.

you still have a chance to live.

you still have a chance to love.

you still have a chance to change.

you still have a chance to give yourself away to something bigger than yourself.

think.

think about the fact that you live a very temporary existence.

but think also about the fact that you have this.

this.

right now.

to live.

to breathe.

so do it.

and stop blaming your circumstances.

your parents.

your upbringing.

your social status.

your personality.

your preferences.

live.

laugh.

sing!

loud!

yes. this is very cliche. and i try to stay away from cliche things most times.

but it’s true.

you get to do this thing once.

you don’t get another shot.

Jesus says that he came so that you could ‘have life, and have it abundantly’.

so live it!

i know this may sound naiive.

shallow.

but if you really think about it, it’s not.

it’s life in it’s most simple form.

you don’t need drugs.

you don’t need alcohol to keep you happy.

just keep breathing.

and keep thanking God that there’s still air in your lungs.

I'm gonna sing this song
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you're like me
You need hope, coffee, and melody
So sit back down
Let the world keep spinning ‘round
For yesterday's gone and today is waiting on you to show your face

It might not be
The prettiest thing that you'll ever see
But it’s a new day, oh baby, it’s a new day
And it might not look like
A beautiful sunrise
But it's a new day, oh baby, it’s a new day

I’m a pilgrim soul
I've traveled far and come back home
This land is hard and cold
For those who long to love
And I know it might seem
That the world is crumbling
But it’s me and you dancing in the kitchen at 2 am
And we're still alive

It’s the calm of the storm that comes blowing in
It’s the springtime saying I'm back again
The clouds that roll by
Crossing moonlight
Me and you love – everything's alright
Standing in the rain with nowhere to go
Laughing and we're spinning and I hope that you
Remember this day
For the rest of your life
Me and you love – everything’s gonna be alright  - robbie seay band

love.

* yes. no matter what you’re going through. seriously.

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