We have a new year and a new month to live. What can be trusted as we step out into the days and hours ahead? It’s kind of startling to really look into what we trust. A lot of it is automatic like trusting that the sun is still shining even when it is a cloudy day. Why not take a moment to exhale completely and trust that another inhalation will be ours? Breathing is such a miraculous constancy until we take our very last one. Maybe taking breath-breaks can give us breathing room, and there we might find a greater trust and tenderness towards our lives.