Mantras. Little sayings of encouragement that help to lift the spirit and brighten the day. If we look close enough, they're everywhere. The movie Finding Nemo has "Just Keep Swimming" as it's mantra, or there's others like "Hold Your Head High" and "Shoot for the Stars". This mantra is a bit more basic, "Just Keep Breathing".
Sometimes it does feel like everything is falling apart. Sometimes you just want to sit down and shed a few tears. Sometimes the things that you have to do in a day seem to be so overwhelming that you're just not sure how you're going to get through. And then you do. Just Keep Breathing. Things change in an instant and can be so confusing that it's dizzying. It's ok, just hold on for the ride. We often compare my journey to a rollercoaster. Sometimes we go for a long, steep hill down, and then we can make a slow climb up before the next little obstacle comes along and then down we go again. My rollercoaster is pretty crazy, it does loop-de-loops, goes backwards, has 180 miles an hour to a complete stop several times during the ride... it's the most extreme, breathtaking ride imaginable full of so many twists and turns that it's hard to follow the where the path is. I'm really hoping to his a long flat part soon, to be honest.
Just Keep Breathing. Sometimes we need to slow everything right now to the basics. Sometimes we need to go back to just focusing on letting go and breathing. Some days we just need to remind ourselves at several points through the day with our mantra. What's your mantra today?