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B - R - E - A - T - H - E
by Kate Burnside
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Think this must be an early draft of my New Year's Resolution - before too much turkey bloats me brain! Was supposed to be in the form of a footprint - but the technical expertees required are beyond me! LOL K xx


B - R - E - A - T - H - E


In... Out...
In... Out...
Inhale... Exhale...

Feel the life in the air
being slowly drawn down
to fully nourish
the who you are NOW...

You are not the same human being
you were even yesterday -
neither chemically, emotionally
nor spiritually.

You can't go back,
neither can you stay the same;
Don't let yesterday rob you
of the life that's to be lived TODAY,
or of your hope for tomorrow.

There's only this moment
to be fully experienced -
here, now.
It's a gift to you THIS day.

* * * *

What's the point of saving for tomorrow
if you aren't really living for today?
What's the future about,
if the past is actually
where you're held in chains?

Break loose! Lighten up!
Lose yourself in the giving
of yourself to others
and you will find
your self-worth doubled in value.

Give some to the world about you,
and you will see that
a bright, new light
has come in through
your own dark windows;
Who knows?
Perhaps you may leave behind
a firm footprint
for someone else to follow.

Know that your life has,
in some small way,
mattered to someone, somewhere,
sometime, somehow.

Tread softly, Sojourner;
enjoy the NOW!


B - R - E - A - T - H - E

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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Ne'er a truer word spoken, or a write penned.
Wonderful, just wonderful Kate

Hugs
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
A pen that should be published. WTG Kate
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Most Of All You Cannot Go Back Even Crazier To Try To Even Look Back!

Excellent!

TRASK
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
This was great!
`HAPPY HOLIDAYS~*
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Kate,
Air is all we need. Happy Holidays
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Breat breath!
Reviewed by George Jackson
Well-put...something I need to remember. Thank you, Kate, for the little nudge.
Reviewed by jude forese
you have me winded ... we must always live in the center of time ...

excellent!
Reviewed by Janet Parker
Kate this is brilliance in a simple philosophy. You have eloquently penned something so very important.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Wonderful message. Enjoyed, as always.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb philosophy that I try to live by. It can be achieved if you can let go of the negative spirits that try to seduce you.Great write Kate, you have much wisdom!
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Thanks for reminding me, somtimes I forget. Great write.
Felix
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I would hope that my life has mattered to someone and I know plenty of people who matter to me. An excellant thoughtful write here.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Hello Hubby..lol
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Break loose! Lighten up!
B - R - E - A - T - H - E

Excellent advice; in an excellent write, Kate.

PS And be very careful of those British Turkeys - they are huge!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
i needed this, couldn't find my twin (she was with a friend), and i had no idea where she was!! now i can breathe again; i was starting to panic! LOL

well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((kate)))

i needed this today--an exceptionally inspired, inspiring write--thank you

(((HUGS))), love and merry Christmas, karla. :)
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