woman-570883_640You're breathing fresh air. But it feels like you're standing behind a diesel truck breathing in its exhaust.

You're exhausted, making it hard to catch your breath.

Sure, the exhaust comes from the physical tasks of your day--the lifting, the transferring, the carrying. The emotions you experience during your day, though, take the biggest toll.

When the worry hits, you can't breathe.

When the sadness hits, you can't breathe.

When the stress hits, you can't breathe.

The exhaust of that truck load of emotions sucks away the easy, relaxing breaths you once took for granted.

When you can't catch your breath, what to do?

Stop. Get your footing. Close your eyes. Focus on the moment. In this moment, you are blessed with courage, fortitude and tenacity. In this moment, you can. In this moment, you can breathe. You can breathe in healing, cleansing air.

Breathe in, knowing you can.

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Today I had a moment of total exhaustion not only was it hard to catch my breath it was hard to catch a thought! I always like to look on the bright side of things and count my blessings. Thanks for the reminder <a href='http://www.caregiving.com/members/denise/' rel=\"nofollow\">@denise</a>

Lillie Fuller

I am exhausted!