When International Space Station astronauts Pettit, Bowersox, and Budarin’s reentry to earth went off course, they crawled out of the capsule in the middle of nowhere. Waiting for rescuers, they spent hours lying in the grass, marveling at the dirt beneath them, the birds and clouds above them, and the air all around…
“…the air was clean and beautiful. They drank it up like spring water…they drew in a calm that he hadn’t known for a long time.”
– Chris Jones, Out of Orbit
Later they would think of this as one of the best times of their lives.
This story prompted me to think about taking some deep breaths right now for a free oxygen high.
No need to pay for this when I can breathe in deep gratitude.