Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Breathe | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 35



It is cold here. Frigid cold. Sub-zero, why aren’t I on a beach in Mexico? kind of cold.

It’s easy to forget to breathe when every breath feels like ice particles entering your body.

And driving?

Intersections are icy. Roads are slick.

Paying attention is essential.

So is Breathing.

Sometimes, in the middle of the day, I’ll catch myself forgetting to breathe.

Sure, I take the shallow, automatic response, let’s get ‘er done kind of breaths constantly.

But the deep, sustaining of my equilibrium, peace and calm kind of breathing?

Too often I forget.

For today, remember to breathe. Deeply.

Make it a habit to practice the mindfulness breathing below.

In through the nose to the count of four
(draw each breath deep into your lungs. no shallow breathing here)

Hold to the count of 7

Out through the mouth to the count of 8

Repeat 3 x 3 times a day.
or more if you’re so inclined!

❤ ❤ ❤

For a handy guide with links to all Acts of Grace posted to date, please visit this page.





Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

7 thoughts on “Breathe | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 35

  1. Not cold here, although today it is pretty cool and wet very wet but tomorrow it is suppose to be hot again.
    I would not want to drive in snow, that I would leave to Tim

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  2. It was -33c with the wind chill today Louise! Egads! ❤
    Diana xo

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