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Time to Smell the Roses

Sunday, July 20, 2014


While literally "smelling the roses" is nice, I'm thinking more along the lines of taking a few precious moments of time and spending them on that person who seldom gets any special attention. Who? Why YOU, of course, Sweetie! YOU are that person who is always last in line. You shop for the food, you cook the meal, you clean up afterward, and when everyone else has gone to bed, it is you who packs lunches for the next day, or straightens up the house so it is ready for the next day.

Today is the day when you can go and get your hair cut, maybe have your nails done, then go shopping for a new blouse -- or off to get a pair of pants that actually fit. Yes, I noticed how those pants you have on are hanging down from your waist because they are too big! It's time to indulge yourself. Take that nap, have lunch with a friend, or do whatever it is that YOU have not found the time to do.

If you were the boss of a big company you would never expect your employees to work seven days in a row, would you? There is a good reason why companies have a policy of working 40 hours a week. First of course is to avoid the overtime pay. lol But really, without time off for rest and relaxation, productivity would go down the drain, morale would be at a low; and why work to make more money if you have no time off to enjoy the rewards of your labor?

It works the same way with life. Even God in all his creativity took the seventh day to rest. Even if your "day of rest" is filled with hiking or other exercise-filled hours, it is something you "want" to do. So enjoy, relax, have some fun, do something nice for yourself.
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JUNEAU2010 7/24/2014 10:40PM

    LOVE this!

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LUVTOBOWL 7/22/2014 8:42PM

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MCJOYFUL 7/21/2014 9:48AM

    Absolutely. I am going to take some time for me tonight and just relax and read. (blissful sigh).

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/21/2014 6:41AM

    emoticon and hope you took a you day
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DALID414 7/20/2014 10:39PM

    After accepting that I have boobs I went bra shopping. As silly as it may sound, I was waiting for the girls to go down a bit more before going shopping, but alas, they aren't getting any smaller!

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GRANJERRY1 7/20/2014 7:18PM

    So very true Eve....this is advise coming from a veteran.....

One should take the time to smell the roses before it is too late.....
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HOLLYM48 7/20/2014 5:59PM

    Thanks for the reminder to take care of ourselves!

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OLDERDANDRT 7/20/2014 5:35PM

    Love that zippity gone from my doo dah day!! lol!! I always say that my get up and go just got up and went! hehe I spent some time with me, myself and I today. I walked a slow mile to Starbuck's, had a small cold drink, then walked that slow mile back home! This was all for me and even being alone was ok! Traffic was very, very light so I got to see and hear lots of birds and just see so many pretty plants growing here and there. When I got home I had a bit over 10,000 steps under my belt and almost 2 hours!! WooHoo!! This is probably the last day till well into Autumn till I can have such a great walk outdoors and I totally enjoyed it!
Hope you have been chillin', Eve, smelling those roses!! (With Amber, the kitties and your DH!) Have a great Sunday!! (((HUGS)))

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/20/2014 3:26PM

    Love this - I indulged myself this week with new PJ's as my old ones were falling off - woohoo

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