Monday, February 20, 2012

Smelling the Flowers



There is something that has spoken to my heart this week
about stopping to smell the flowers along the way
in 
my journey.

Perhaps it's age
or just a little nudge
from 
God,

to take a little time out
from toil
and 
relax
and
enjoy a nap
and
the snow
and
family
and
friends.




There are a lot of lessons 
to
learn
while on this
earth,

and 
appreciation for
the beauty
all
around me
is 
one I learned
a
long 
time
ago.

To stop and be kind
was another
one.

Sometimes 
need
a
reminder.

The chores will get done . . . 
or not . . . 

and
when I'm too old
to be able to walk
outside at will,
or drive to the mountains
for a random picnic,
or visit my friends,

I'd like to be able to say,
"I spent time enjoying those pleasures
whenever I could,
and 
I am glad!"









So, pick up pretty seashells
and interesting rocks
and bird feathers
and lovely leaves,

and hold your
babies
 on
 your
 lap,

and
eat all the freshly baked cookies you're offered.

Stroll through the grass
barefoot in the spring,


and make snowmen
and
 enjoy hot chocolate
 with whipped cream
when it's cold outside.


It's
good
to take time
to
smell
the flowers
along
the
way.

2 comments:

  1. Just lovely, Joy. You make my heart sing! xxoo

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  2. Joy....
    You make me....Smile...:)
    love ya!

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