You breathe everyday, without even a thought about it. Breathing is such an essential part of life, you must breathe to live. But so many things in life stop you from breathing. Things take your breathe away. Things cause your life and breathing to pause, if just for a moment.
Bad things take your breath away. The feeling you get when someone breaks up with you. When your heart collapses and your lungs seem to follow. When you’re told someone you love has died. Your heart breaks and your breathing stops. If just for a moment, you stop breathing.
Wonderful things take your breath away. The feeling when you look at something or someone so beautiful. Your heart fills. Your mind stops. You don’t breathe. When you tell someone you love them. When someone tells you they love you. Your smile grows, your heart pounds. Your lungs stop. When you kiss someone you love. You try for breath, but can’t. They stun you. They amaze you. They stop your heart and your lungs.
You continue. You go on. Even when you aren’t breathing. Whether it be heart breaking or heart filling. You live. You live, even when you stop breathing.
Remember the moments that you stop breathing.
Then, take a breath.