Monday, June 25, 2012

Take a deep breath.....

....and exhale!!!

 I think I shared with y'all some time back about how when I get in a stressful situation, I'll do a little exercise of taking deep breaths and as I inhale I'll say,
 "breathe in Jesus"....
.....and when I exhale, I'll say ,
"breathe out Deb". I lay in the middle of our living room floor....I got forgiveness on my mind....actually it would be more accurate to say "un" forgiveness!!!  I used the same concept of taking deep breaths in and out....except as I breathed in I would think of certain people who had wronged me (in my opinion), or had hurt my feelings (probably unintentionally) in some way and I still had a bit of an attitude toward that person.  As I breathed out, I would forgive that person.   When I got up off the floor, I felt such a sense of relief.  

A bit later on, I just had to have a piece of chocolate....and what better than Dove Dark Chocolate.....

If you're familiar with Dove chocolates, you know that inside each wrapper is a little love note from Dove.

Here's what mine said.....

Don't you just love it when God speaks to you in such a personal way....
....especially thru a piece of chocolate?!?!?
He's good like that!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday, Sweet Reader!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

Tell Me a Story


  1. What a GREAT exercise! Breathe in Jesus.... Breathe out (Rebecca). I'll add that to my Action Plan for this week.

  2. God and chocolate helps everything!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. I love this too, it spoke to me and I plan to use the forgive breathing exercise for myself. What a great gift! Renee from Adventures in Faithful Living.

  4. Hi Deb, Awesome, yes love it when God speaks to me, especially in unusual ways.

  5. That is awesome and I'm all smiles!! Another God sighting for you dear lady!!! ((hugs))

  6. Thank you for sharing your experience at "Tell Me a Story." How precious that you would receive a love note from God wrapped in chocolate! Sunday at church, our pastor asked us to take a deep breath and then let it out as we went to prayer. It was amazine.

  7. Well, you just made me chuckle. I love it!! And to have the learning process be covered with chocolate? Nothing can be much better than that!

  8. Isn't that just amazing! I love your little exercise routine ~ such a great way to get your mind and heart in the right place. Think I will get myself a bag of those Dove chocolates and see if God has something to say to me ;)


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24