Pursuing Life's Daring Adventure

Monday, March 29, 2010

Stop and Smell the Flowers

"Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So be sure to stop and smell the flowers."
-Walter Hagen

In the whirl of a wired world, business never slows, time never stops, and we find little rest. Life passes quickly, numbing our hearts and wearing us down to exhaustion. But our lives were made for more ...

Sometimes, we need to slow down, take a deep breath, and smell the flowers beside our feet, whose scent lingers on sweet breezes and whose faces lift our hearts up toward the sun.

In this post, I'm sharing a series of Spring garden flowers, to brighten your day, and to remind you of the small things that bring life, and laughter, and love ... To this season of New Life, of Renewal, and of Spring.


"The best and most beautiful things
in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart."
-Helen Keller

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring:
all of which have the potential to turn life around."
-Leo Buscaglia

"I am beginning to learn that it is the
sweet, simple things of life
which are the real ones after all."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

"One of the most tragic things I know about human
nature is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden
over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses
blooming outside our windows today."
-Dale Carnegie

"Love bears all things,
Believes all things,
Hopes all things,
Endures all things,
Love never fails."
-The Book of Corinthians, Chapter 13

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain." -William Shakespeare

Starting the conversation: What parts of Spring do you cherish most? How do you slow down and remember to smell the flowers?

1 comment:

  1. I slow down and remember to smell the flowers by walking to work in the morning.


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