• Cass Rulon-Miller

Pause, Breathe, Pray, And Find Gratitude

April 4, 2020

I hope everyone had a reasonably good Easter. Needless to say, it was probably one of the most unusual Easters most of you have ever experienced.  I know mine was, as demonstrated by the Easter gift I gave my son (from a distance), which consisted of toilet paper, paper towels, boxes of tissues, peanut butter, and antibacterial spray.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that such a present would be so appreciated!

For me, Easter was not only a celebration of Christ rising from the dead, but it was also a time to remember how often we, as humans, have been risen from the dark challenges of our lives into the light of better times over and over again; and hopefully, each time we have experienced this, we have become stronger, more loving, and more compassionate in our hearts for our loved ones, friends, and humanity.  This indeed is an illustration of the scripture,

            “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him,

            who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)

As difficult as this pandemic is and the most incredible hardships some of us are experiencing, there is always a path pointing towards gratitude. We just have to look for it.  One very obvious benefit has been a reduction of pollution. For me, I will NEVER give or take another hug as a casual gesture.  All hugs going forward will be forever cherished. So when things get tough, I invite you to:

Pause, Breathe, Pray, and find Gratitude

It can make all the difference in how you feel.  

In peace and love,

Cass Rulon-Miller, MS, NBCC

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