Today, I’m thankful for my heartbeat. Not simply because my heartbeat means I’m alive. Rather, yesterday, I learned a great stress-relieving exercise. It is all about learning to be attuned with my own body. For a minute, I measure my pulse, by placing my finger on my wrist or neck. Then, I calmly sit with my hands palms-down on my knees. Breathing slowly, I simply strive to feel or sense my heart beating within my own body. I could actually sense it in my chest and even in my ears. There were moments, when it even seemed like a miniature earthquake, shaking my upper torso. It was amazing. It was a very relaxing, stress-relieving time of attunement. I’m thankful for my heartbeat.

My goal today is to take several breaks during the day to calm down, relax, get attuned, and sense my own heart beat. Then I want to give thanks to God.

Holy God, thank You for my life and my heartbeat. Thank You for being the peace that passes understanding. Help me today not merely to be attuned to my own heartbeat, but to be attuned to Yours. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

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