Making time to stop and smell the flowers…

Well, I would like to say that time is on my side but…… is not always.  Lately I am trying to carve out time to fit in as much as I can to relax.  This past weekend my focus was my wine barrel which I shared yesterday.  I sure love my creative time.  There was much needed yard work to attend to….

Another thing I did was eat breakfast and enjoyed my little friends who love the feeders……

Something about taking that time to appreciate the fruits of your labor and just stop for a bit.

I wish the weekends were longer but…making the most of summer.  Guess who woke up and went to the gym Monday morning!

Just like every muscle in the body, the mind needs to be exercised to gain strength.  It needs to be worked consistently to grow and develop over time.  If you haven’t pushed yourself in hundreds of little ways over time, of course you’ll crumble on the one day that things get slightly challenging….You can choose to pay attention when it would be easier to pick up your phone.  You can choose to go to the gym when it would be more comfortable to sleep in.  You can choose to create something special when it would be quicker to consume something mediocre.  You can choose to raise your hand and ask that question when it would take less nerve to stay silent.  You can prove to yourself, in hundreds of little ways, that you have the guts to get in the ring and wrestle with life.”

2 thoughts on “Making time to stop and smell the flowers…

  1. At this point all I can do is sit and smell the roses! I spent a good bit of time in the ICU this last week with pneumonia and related heart iss! More than once we were told the only way I was leaving there was on a gurney with a toe tag! I laughed and said that only the good die young and old witches like me live on to make life interesting for everyone else!
    I guess I am right since I left the hospital walking on my own and no toe tag! Ha! Stick that in your craw Mr. College Educated Idiot! Learn about the sheer will to live and prove you wrong! I have done it more than once and will probably do it a few more times just to prove that doctors aren’t the be all, know all! Mwah, ha, ha, ha! I am off to smell more flowers and irritate some doctors now! LOL TFS!

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