If you have one hour of air

and many hours to go,

you must breathe slowly.


If you have one arm's length

and many things to care for,

you must give freely.


If you have one chance to know God

and many doubts, you must

set your heart on fire.


We are blessed.


Every day is a chance.

We have two arms

Fear wastes air.


Mark Nepo, from Prayers for Healing, ed. Maggie Oman