Stop and smell the roses
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Stop and smell the roses' is a cliché that is widely used in the United States. We are all familiar with its meaning, which is, to take time to appreciate a situation or slow down and pay attention to what is going on around you. 'Stop and smell the roses' is commonly used when talking to someone who seems too busy to enjoy life.
Most often, this phrase is used by a well-meaning friend or family member when they become concerned that you are over-worked, or are not taking time to enjoy the pleasures of life. This phrase can also be used just as a gentle reminder to take a few minutes for yourself each day.
SO folks - are you to busy to stop and smell the roses on a daily basis or is it that you just don't think about it. We are so caught up in our own woes these days - we (at least me) don't take time to think of ourselves first.
Mom always told me "if you don't take care of yourself - who is going to be around to take care of your family". WOW - who knew my mother would be so wise ? One of my lilac bushes is starting to bloom, I hope the cold weather that we have had lately doesn't freeze the blooms
From here on in - no matter what happens in my life, my morning will start out by "smelling the roses"