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“The Essence of Life “

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“Seeking life everywhere, I found it in the burn of my lungs.” -Mark Nepo

I go to take a sip of my morning coffee of which I’ve added a drop of peppermint essential oil. I can barely touch my lips to the rim before the blast of its essence smacks me in the face. Like a cool breeze it enters my nose and burns all the way down into my lungs. It is simply divine, decadent and mind blowing. There’s no doubt I’m awake now, I think to myself. As I get past the blast and begin to enjoy each sip, I open todays reading and there is the quote above by Mark Nepo.

Have you ever ridden a bike or went for a run on a cool fall day? The air burns the lungs in the same way. It can feel like a rude awakening, but suddenly we feel alive, invigorated and hopeful again. And like the old commercial where the guy smacks on his aftershave waking himself up, I say too, “thanks! I needed that.” Now the work of the day begins as I try to remain in this awakened state of mind.

“Just To Be Alive”

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Photo & quote from “Life Ouotes” 

As I read this today it was the fuel I needed to fill my inner tank, and move with grace in a more positive direction.I share it with you that you might know how beautifully you are made as well. That no matter what’s going on in your life you are loved, needed and stronger than you think. All that really matters is that we awaken to the blessing of a brand new day. I don’t know about you, but I’m still glad I’m alive!

Have a wonderful day!