Stopping and smelling the roses isn’t all about the lovely rose scent coming from the plants in the garden.
As I grew older I began to realize that beauty was not just what a person could see. And the most important things in life were not material things. What is most important is people.
The phrase stop and smell the roses is referring to the act of slowing down, relaxing, and enjoying what is really of value in our lives.
Have you ever been so busy, so worried about “things,” or just so engrossed in a particular matter, that you forgot to pay attention to yourself or a loved one? The misguided focus one day soon grows into a week, a week grows into a month, and quickly an entire season passes. It is not a good feeling when the reality of the missed time and focus becomes clear.
Out of love, I am reminding you to stop and smell the roses, and out of love, I am going to schedule deliberate time to do the most important things in life!
Thank you to my friends, my family, all of the wonderful people in my life!
Have a beautiful weekend!