This rose bush 😍 smells like sweet raspberries if you take the time to bend low and get your face in its beauty! Luckily I have plenty of time for that kind of slow down! #stopandsmelltheroses #raspberry #roses #garden #love

Slow down, enjoy life and reconnect with everyone and everything that makes you truly happy. #stopandsmelltheroses

Her nighttime prayers right now are my favorite. Every night she says, at least once if not multiple times, "thank you for everyone in this world 🌎 and thank you for this world 🌎 and thank you for all the worlds. And thank you for everyone in the worlds." I have to hold back smiles and chuckles when she gets caught in a repetitive loop, repeating some variation of the above statement. After I pull myself together, I can usually help and interject with another person/place/thing for her to be thankful for. This prayer won't last forever, so I thought I better document it before it's gone.

"Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” Squire Bill Widener - NOT Theodore Roosevelt but beautifully fished out by him and shared in his autobiography! Don’t give up, dear hearts. Don’t be sad If you’re looking sideways and feeling frustrated you’re not where they are, turn that view back around and look at yourself. Not with anger and disapproval but with smiles.. acceptance.. encouragement. Isn't that what helps more? What has YOUR journey been? Where have YOU come from? We all have our unique stories. We’re all at different stages. Some things ARE unfair in life and very frustrating, but you’re here trying and that is how things are going to change Gratitude is very important, yes. Very helpful. But for many, when things have been difficult for too long, no gratitude will move you on from where you are stuck. A drive to move towards something different – that yearning - is also very healthy indeed If you’re looking backwards at what has passed, fine. Take a look, learn what happened through a different lens. See if you can find some healthy support to help you do so. What we have been surrounded by is our norm - no matter what it is - but it’s not the only way to live. There are many, many people out there with many, many ways of thinking and living If you can't quite read the world..can't quite get there, it might be time for new lenses With that learning from the past kept safely contained in the back of your mind, turn back around and see that you are not there now. You are here. Where you are. With what you have. So today, just do what you CAN do. Take the next possible step. Turn that yearning into little practical steps I know it’s frustrating to not be where you want to be. I feel it. These words are for me too. But the best way to get there is to face the right direction and take the step you can manage. What YOU can do, where YOU are, with what YOU have even if it feels tiny. If you don’t know what to do, seek out YOU sized support. Whatever you can find and manage. It can come from the most unexpected places and doesn’t have to cost the world I’ll be taking my steps next to you cheering you on

Always take time to enjoy a sunset. Don’t waste time worrying about tomorrow, you aren’t in control. #plan #lifehappens #gratitude #sunset #stopandsmelltheroses #homebasedbusiness #workfromhome #enjoylife #enjoy #california

Stop and smell the roses! (Or in this case, the cactus candle🌵) - - - #ilovecactus🌵 #stopandsmelltheroses #sillydog #what #australianshepherd #aussiesofinstagram #stopandsmellthecandle

There’s something about flowers that calms and captivates me. Today I visited the #botanicalgardens with the fam as we often do, but today’s visit was especially nice since life has been overly chaotic lately. Feeling rejuvenated after taking some time to “stop and smell the flowers” this afternoon. @sarah._.macp Photography: @naomimarinaphotography Hair: @charisandbeauty Makeup: @jess_truebeauty #yeg #maidofhonor #yegwedding #stopandsmelltheroses #yegmua #makeupartist #closeup #canadianmakeupartist #love #beautiful #adaywellspent #anastasiabeverlyhills #devoniangardens #corallipstick #thatsdarling #photographer #lilac #weddingmakeupartist #yeg

I try to make it a point to stop and smell the flowers...especially flowers I've never smelled before. Sometimes I come across more than a new novel scent. Pictured on this sweet-smelling Spiraea (Rosaceae) is a female Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) eating a bee-like fly (Diptera). #rangerlife #thelittlethings #stopandsmelltheroses #stopandsmelltheflowers #latinisfun #thatdeadflygotmyhopesup #dipterandreams