I read the book The Hours by Michael Cunningham. I copied the sentence above on this piece of paper and it sits beside my laptop.
It's a wonderful reminder to me that being alive is amazing in itself. Everything else is less significant. I'm comforted by the message wrapped up in these few words.
I plan to take more time focusing on simply being alive with no thoughts of the future or the past. It'll be a challenge but I believe I'm ready.
How about you? Do you pause and let yourself simply inhale and exhale, oblivious to everyday stress?