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?