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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stop and Smell the Roses

Today I walked outside my house and noticed that the pretty roses growing there had withered away. 

I had always known they were there, but had never really taken the time to appreciate their radiant beauty and magical fragrance. Their ever presence in the landscape had added a spark of color to the side of house which was now seemingly duller then before. As I pondered this change, a well know phrase came to my mind, “Stop and smell the roses.” This is a phrase we’ve all heard countless times, yet I feel few have ever truly understood its meaning.  I associate this phrase with “living in the moment.”

Say I’m bustling down the sidewalk passed a window box full of bright pink petunias. I could chose to note their cheerful color or I could just rush past them without a thought.  I’m not saying you should stop and linger till you’re late for whatever you’re doing, just enjoy the walk, make a point to smile at the stranger you pass who looks a bit down, feel the sun on your face and savor it. I think we all get caught up in our calendars sometimes and fly through events breathless and that can be fun it’s true. But, I believe it would do everyone some good to have a nice, cool lemonade on a porch swing. Because after all, it’s the little things in life that make it truly sweet!.

I hope you enjoyed this post! It is actually a guest post from my little sis Maria. She was reading it to me via video chat as I was getting ready for the Ohio Valley Blogger Meet and Greet! I was super inspired... so I had to share it!

How do you take time to smell the roses?


  1. I love this motivational post, and I agree with you, it's the little things that make life sweeter! and the picture with you and your girl in funny glasses...priceless! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Theresa,
    Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile's Tuesday Trivia. I love this post, your sister is adorable. We just got home from spending 6 fun full days with our 7 grandchildren. I love to stop and smell the roses :-) Pinned
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile


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