Stop and Smell the Roses

You got to stop and smell the roses

You’ve got to count your many blessings everyday.

You’re gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road

If you don’t stop and smell the roses along the way.–Mac Davis

Stop and smell the roses. It’s a powerful statement that really has nothing to do with flowers. It means take a minute and pause to recognize the beauty of the world around you. How many of us actually take the time to do just that? How many of us consciously stop ourselves in the middle of rushing about our daily lives to just take note of our surroundings and appreciate them? Not too many I bet. I know that I don’t do it often enough. I think most of us spend the majority of our time running in multiple directions at once, marveling at our multitasking skills, and then find ourselves wondering hours or days later where our time actually went and have trouble actually remembering what we really accomplished. Time flies past us without a glance and we have nothing to show for it. The truth worth of an experience is measured in it’s memories. If we are moving too fast, we won’t have any. It’s time to slow down a little.

Have a wonderful day!

Dr. Katz

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