Image Courtesyof Audrey Bruno and Stone Creek PhotographyWe can change our "oh, no, I’m a lost cause" to "Aha, there’s that same pattern again; thank you, God, for showing me that!" 

Our constant ally, the breath, can assist us here as we breathe in the new awareness (aha) on the inhale and breathe out the shaming judgment (oh, no) on the exhale.

Linda Douty
Bridges to Gratitude

Image Courtesy of Audrey Bruno and Stone Creek Photography

tip to try

What are the thought patterns that leave you feeling empty? When you find yourself thinking these negative thoughts, focus on your breath—inhaling calming awareness and exhaling the negativity that darkens your heart.