First, find a place where you can be still. It might be right where you are now. In that place, just breathe.
On your in breath, be thankful that you are alive. You might even say, ‘thank you for my life’.
On your out breath, be more aware of living life to the fullest. You might even say, ‘help me to live my life to the fullest’.
You could repeat this breathing/meditating for as long as you want. As you do, be aware of what comes to your mind/heart.
On our in breath we could become aware of the precious nature of life itself and of the absolute privilege that it is to be alive. We could also reflect on the fragile nature of life and how easily it is ended. There might be some insights into how your life is gifted and blessed by the presence of good people or good situations right now. These little gems of gratitude might exist even in the midst of troubles or illness or worries. If we look, they will be there.
On our out breath there might be some ideas about where God’s Spirit is moving us to develop in our lives. We could become aware of a call from deep within us (I believe it was the Spirit at work, but you don’t have to) drawing us to slow down and to quieten ourselves. We could become aware of a call to re-evaluate our lives to fond a better balance between ‘doing’ and ‘being. This could be a summer of stopping and of truly listening to God.
Your time in this exercise will have been different to mine. If you want to, it would be great if you shared in the comments what occurred for you in your breathing in and out.