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Take time to smell the Roses

Updated on October 31, 2012

When was the last time you strolled through the park after work, alone or with a friend or better yet on a Sunday?

When was the last time you even noticed or enjoyed the full moon smiling down at you and keeping you company while you walk or drive?

When was the last time you picked up the phone and dialed the number of someone you know would love to hear from you. …someone that you can actually hear the smile in their voice as they recognize it is you at the other end of the line.


We all talk about how busy we are; ,yet we are like an army of ants marching to nowhere in particular. Ever notice how they change directions when you disturb them?

We talk about how “we have no time”.

Today, I want to change that thinking , and suggest to you that time is something that we create. The concept of time is man made… was created by man in order to better manage life on earth.

We have now filled time with so much unnecessary stuff, that the important things get left out… a lady’s pocketbook.

What’s in there? Everything except what we really need at the moment

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Brooklyn Botanical Gardens | Source

So now we have more things to capture our attention and keep our eyes glued to the iphones, ipads or android phones. More high decibel music to keep blasting our eardrums and damaging our hearing, as well as disturb the peace of those around us. These gadgets are time stealers that keep our heads bent, our eyes off the road.

So my challenge to you today, is to “Take time to smell the roses”.

A walk in the park alone or with loved ones, watching the ducks on the pond, or a bird on a branch, having an ice cream cone without checking the calories, is one of the best stressbusters that money can’t drive.

Call someone who really loves and appreciated you and you may get back that smile that you had lost and a whole lot of wisdom. So as the flowers begin to bloom in the springtime, take a pause, and in the words of Louis Armstrong, consider “What a wonderful world” we live in.

Yes, when you take time to smell the roses, it is the best way to enjoy the rest and relaxation we all crave.

A walk on the Boardwalk….no charge

A drive to the beach…no charge.

A picnic in the park…priceless

Rest and relaxation we all crave.


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    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Wonderful Hub and great theme for inspirational. We are need this, I feel. Peace.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Cathy,

      Great read here. Loved the topic and how you presented your subject matter.

      I love you style. Going to leave you some fan mail and then become a follower.

      I cordially-invite you to check one or two of my hubs and become one of my followers.

      Thank you,

      Kenneth/ from northwest Alabama