fearfully and wonderfully made."
For a very few people, breathing isn't automatic. They suffer from a disorder called "Ondine's curse," in which it is often necessary for the individual to be dependent on mechanical ventilation. True, this is a rare disorder, but its very existence brings home the lesson that there are so many things our body does that we take for granted. Matter of fact, there are many parts of our very lives that are pure blessings, but for which we may not pause to thank our Creator.
So, the next time you become aware of your own breathing (and I'll bet you're there now, after reading this), stop and take a moment to be grateful. And don't forget to breathe.
Are there things you tend to take for granted? I hope you'll share them with our readers.
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