Sponsored by www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/OH/Southern-Park PS 72:1-2, 3-4AB, 7-8, 17 Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever. O God, with your judgment endow the king, and with your justice, the king’s son; He shall govern your people with justice and your afflicted ones with judgment. The mountains shall yield peace for the people, and the hills justice. He shall defend the afflicted among the people, save the children of the poor. Justice shall flower in his days, and profound peace, till the moon be no more. May he rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. May his name be blessed forever; as long as the sun his name shall remain. In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed; all the nations shall proclaim his happiness.
It's such a great word, isn't it?
It conveys such a depth of a veritable pallet full of emotions. It can relay every feeling from exasperation to frustration to sadness to irritation to whimsy to wonder to wallowing in self doubt or pity.
And that's just off the top of my head.
It's almost synonymous with Monday mornings or 5PM meetings or dentist appointments, no?
But the thing about sighing is the act itself. Think about it. When you sigh, don't you usually take a deep, deep breath and just puff it out in disgust or regret or error or misery?
And that's what makes sighing so significant a reaction. Because there are days when you have to take it one sigh at a time, to be sure. But the upside is:
AS LONG AS YOU'RE SIGHING, YOU ARE BREATHING MY FRIENDS.
And as long as you're breathing, there's a chance to turn the sigh into a smile, Capisce?
Heck, you're halfway through Monday already, right? Wink.