Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday. My brother asked me what I wanted. I said, "After everything I've been through, just being here, alive and breathing, is enough."
So, tomorrow, if you feel so inclined, share in my celebration of life with your breath. Be conscious of every breath you take. Be aware of the gift you have in being here. Whether you're experiencing pain, heartbreak, joy, grief, anger...whatever you are feeling, whatever you are going through, wherever you find yourself in this life, stop and notice your breath. Where there is breath, there is life. Where there is life, there is hope. And sometimes, hope is all we have.