(BOTH SERIOUS AND FUNNY)Good reasons to keep breathing.

Time to wake up

l´ve seen my father-in-law die in my husbands arms, simply no longer able to breathe.

l´ve seen a friend have such a panic attack that she had serious trouble trying to take a breath. BREATHE, SUE, just BREATHE.. In and out in and out..........

l´ve seen silly teenagers bet each other who can last the longest without taking a breath until one of them went blue in the face.

Breathing for most of us is natural but at this time of year , people are like headless chickens or turkeys, so busy they forget to breathe. It´s important that you consider some of the following reasons why you may be glad you continued to breathe in and out..... in and out..

1. It´s only a few weeks to xmas . You may get lucky. The present you´ve dreamed about could be being packed right now, even as we speak!!!!!!

2 The office party soon to be upon you. Just think. The man of your dreams may stride across the room straight to you,touch your arm and look into your eyes as though you are the only woman in the room.

Breathe Sue. I´m getting serious. breathe.

You´ll be glad you are still breathing. Your bosoms will be heaving....

3 There´s an exquisite new perfume coming onto the market one week before xmas. If you stop breathing you´ll never know how fabulous you could have smelt.

Embalming smells just are no comparison.... Breathe, girl.!!!!

4 By breathing you are taking in oxygen and breathing out carbon-dioxide. Trees need that carbon-dioxide. or they´ll die.

If you stop breathing and others follow you it could snowball unti tlhe trees have too little carbon´dioxide to survive.

Do you really want to be responsible for the complete anihalation of the rain forests and the English Lake District? Very good reason for breathing, don´t you think? Save the rain forests.???

5 A minor matter but if the trees die through lack of carbon-dioxide, then that means they won´t be giving out oxygen..........duh! get it? No oxygen ..........no people. So now you´ve become also responsible for the death of the human race. Breathe!!!!! Will you?...

Can you remember the smell of the roses?.......Wake- up and smell the roses, please!!!!!

wake up and smell the roses please
wake up and smell the roses please

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Loves To Read 5 years ago

Yes DF we really need to take the time to breathe and breathe deeply. God created that perfect balance between man and nature. One does not exist without the other. Who would want to miss the beautiful fragrance of the flowers or food cooking or the smell of rain on hot thirsty land. We have so many reasons to stop and breathe In and out. The greatest one being that it is a gift from God. Great hub

Love and Hugs


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a lovely comment. Right on my wavelength. Thank you. x


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RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

This is wonderfully witty and a great read! Loved it and found it a breath of fresh air!

Voted up and funny!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

So glad you enjoyed. I found myself laughing when reading it out to my husband,. He thinks l´ve lost the plot. H a ha Take care.x


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De-lovely 5 years ago

This is a very funny & fabulous story you've written..

When I read the headline, tho', I thought this would be very sentimental, very melancholic, BUT i was positively surprised; not too serious, but still very touching.. (I personally keep going for the nro. 4..)

Keep up the good work, madame! I can honestly say that you've not 'lost the pot'!

Bless you!

l.o.v.e. -Ann


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

So glad you enjoyed it. Pleased to meetyou on hubpages


SilverGenes 5 years ago

I just love this! The heaving bosoms were the icing on the cake and so the tall, handsome guy with the smoldering eyes on the bodice can't be far behind then hehehe. Rated UP!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

glad you enjoyued it. l had such fun writing it.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well this hub and of course, you, are two good reasons to keep breathing .....words to live by I say - and of course I live for your words and when you come by and see me ....by the way I hope you had the most wonderful time this past weekend with your family - you certainly deserve it!!!!


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

This is invigorating. Loved this, Dim :) Bless ya XO


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

I loved the words, but at the same time they left me feeling very sad - not because of what you have written but because of the fact of my mother-in-law being right now at death's door due to lung cancer, so of course she can't really breathe too well. And Christmas was always her favourite time of year and we're not sure that she'll still be with us then.

So yes, breathing is so important for all the reasons you mention here and perhaps we start to appreciate it more when we see someone we love struggling to keep breathing.

Thanks for the lovely words though and I hope I haven't "rained on your parade" with this comment?

Love and peace

Tony


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

so sorry Tony, to hear about your mother-in´law. Of course you didn´t ´rain on my parade´. Life does that anyway ,(onw week after writing the poem my daughter had her 4th miscarriage) We can only try to keep going when times are tough and make the most of the joy of the good times. Thank you for your comment. Always appreciated. God bless


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Blaise. !!! Invigorating is good. Thank you very much. God bless


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Epigramman..... you flatter me...

Thanks for the comment and yes we had a wonderful time

with the family. The days all went too quickly, but if we´d stayed any longer l think we´d all be hurting from laughter.. Glad you liked the hub. Take care.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well you, and your support and your writing are 3 good reasons for me to ..... keep breathing ...and writing, myself!!!!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you. Ditto


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Every hub from you is a beautiful bouquet!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

O Micky. You do come out with some beautiful sayings. Thank you. Take care. xx


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Jess Killmenow 5 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

I don't actually breathe, but if I did, these would be great reasons! Thank you, Dim!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thanks for helping me understand cartoon people. Glad you liked it.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Breathe and smell the roses! Amen! I love your beautiful message here. Thank you for it. :-)


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thanks , James. Good to see you. x


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Thank you for this wonderful hub! Witty, bright and endearing.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thank you. Genna East. Pleased to meet to you on hubpages

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