Upright and Breathing

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!” 

~Steve Maraboli~

Words to remember, to live by.

Often, I am asked by friends, family and acquaintances when meeting, “How are you doing?”

Sometimes I answer with, “Awesome! I am awesome!”

Sometimes I answer with, “Good, I can’t complain.”

Sometimes I answer with, “Hey, I’m upright and breathing. Life is good.”

Sometimes I’m faking it with those responses, but who really wants me to answer with, “Not really great and let me tell you why…”

That’s a good way to make people walk away.

No, I tend to respond in the positive because, really, breathing and being alive is a privilege that we often take for granted. Don’t take your life for granted today. Embrace it for all it’s worth. Go forth, be positive and watch the sun rise to an awesome morning.

This post has been brought to you by life and breath. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.

27 responses to Upright and Breathing

    • bikerchick57 says:

      This has been a winter of very nasty crud. Take care of yourself, Judy, and I hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy your upright position. 😃

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is such good advice. I love the new view. And, due to stupid Daylight Saving Time, you will get to experience the sequence of sunrise views twice 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You really don’t like DST, do you? It will be interesting to experience the sunrises each day, except when the sun is already up at 6:45 am. That will be biking weather!

      • Dan Antion says:

        I don’t like the change and I don’t like driving to work in the dark. I get used to seeing the sun on my way in, and bam!

  2. joey says:

    I’m with you right up to the sunrise part 😉
    An attitude of gratitude cannot be beat!

  3. My answer is normally one of two: ‘Fair to middlin, and you, how are you? ~ or ~ ‘I’m awfully well for the state that I’m in’ ~ finished with a wry laugh.

    • Grrrr .. stupid fingers hit the ‘send’ button before I’d finished!

      But like you … I choose to see each day, each moment. as an incredible gift of 24 fabulous hours, during which I can, to the best of my ability, be the reason to make someone else smile, or feel even better/greater or more incredible than they are feeling at the moment I speak to them. Nobody wants to hear me moan. They’ve got enough to moan about themselves.

      You and me, we’ll start an army Mary. We might be small, but we be mighty!

      GREAT post, from a fabulous lady. Thanks for this one. Love it.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Fat fingers! I do the same on occasion with my comments.

        After writing that post, I did not have the best of days at work and had a few moments of complaint…but your comment makes today a new day and one in which to smile more and sulk less. I shall march with our army and make it a sunny and bright Thursday.
        Returning the squidges….Mary ❤

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