My first deep breath is a thought of appreciation for myself.
My second deep breath is a thought of appreciation for everyone I know.
My third deep breath is a thought of appreciation for everyone I don’t even know all over the planet.
Taking the time to appreciate myself is relaxing and exhilarating.
There is so much pressure from the outside to do more, be more, buy more.
Appreciating what and who I am and how I do things, takes the pressure off.
It is like turing down a different street.
I can go down a street that is full of traffic jams, or I can go down a street that is quiet and empty and beautiful.
On the crowded street, people are angry and frustrated.
On the quiet street, the few people that I meet are mannerly and considerate.
On the crowded street, nobody has time to think.
On the quiet street, people are lost in thought.
I am learning to take the quiet street, even when there is a lot of crowding and chaos around me.
I can go within and find my quiet appreciation for myself.
That lets me do whatever I need to do for the day and also what I love to do.
© 2013 Kathryn Hardage