I went back through the early days of Liz’s Letting ME Be. She started her blog way, way back on July 24, 2005. I don’t know if history was recorded back then. She started with a post that created the heart of a blog, around which her name has become as well known and comforting as a bloggers gets.
That first post was called, Breathing Room. It included a wonderful line at the end, which I have pasted above my screen to remind me everyday.
Sometimes I have to remind myself to breathe.
I need to find more ways just to be. Not a philosophical search for existence, â€œto be or not to be,â€ but ways to set down my cares and breathe in a bit of life. My soul needs airing out now and then to fill itself up again. Unlike my body, it canâ€™t get by on peanut butter sandwiches and milk. It needs trees, flowers, and the night sky, especially the night skyâ€”stars to wish upon and space to let my mind wander aimlessly.
When I give my soul a little breathing room . . . everyone I know gets nicer.
Though it’s a post, and not officially a comment, this little gem deserves to be in the Glittering Commentari.