Friday, October 19, 2007

Breath to Complain

Seeds IX, 42

Seed: Breath to Complain

Mattie Stepanek was one of former President Jimmy Carter’s best friends. President Carter was Mattie’s hero. A desperately physically ill young man, his dream was to meet Mr. Carter. He did. They became friends because of their shared commitment to peace. They even wrote a book together.

One of the hardest things about Mattie’s disease was breathing. Something he wrote puts life into immediate perspective.

If you have enough breath to complain,

then you have enough to be thankful for.

The next time you take a breath, which should be pretty soon, think before you speak. Were you about to complain? Why not skip it and go straight to gratitude?

Gratitude that you can breathe. Some people can’t.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.
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