Today's world seems so fast paced. Roads are packed with speeding cars or wall-to-wall traffic. People walk around attached to electronic devices. It seems like people go from work to home to bed and back to work again. People hardly ever visit others or take a Sunday drive any more.
Sometimes the world seems to be one big ball of stress. I see people every day affected with cancer, heart disease, and other things that can be caused in part by stress. It is very sad at times, especially when a change of life style can help.
I know there are moments when I catch myself in the rut of the hustle and bustle world. I feel stressed, rushed, overwhelmed, and chaotic. It is times like that when I know that I need to take a moment to "smell the flowers."
I don't know about you, but I think I would love it if the world would slow down a little. Take a little time every day to smell the flowers. (Yes. I know that the saying is "take time to smell the roses." I didn't want to let any flower out.) Lol! You don't have to do it literally, although it isn't a bad idea. But… take a little time each day to look around and be thankful. Look at your surroundings; enjoy a bird or a flower. Look in the sky and enjoy the clouds. See someone's smile. Take a moment to see the struggle of someone else and admire that person's perseverance to go on.
Have you taken time to smell the flowers today? Try it. You might enjoy it.
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3/26/2015 12:43:06 am
I agree with your post... in this fast-paced world, it's important we take time to "smell the flowers". I enjoy my screened-in porch in the back yard where I have woods - early in the morning, it's great to listen to the birds. Taking time to enjoy nature keeps me more *centered*. And certainly important to take the time to smile at people and have a little conversation.
1/23/2016 11:02:58 am
Cathy, I have always considered "taking time to smell the flowers" as very sage advice. It isn't only meant to be literal, but also to just take time for the "little" things in life. Don't be in such a hurry to forge ahead to a grand goal. Enjoy the travel along the way. Be friendly. Take time for yourself, for others, for prayer, for whatever is in your heart.
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