It’s Rose Smelling Time!!!


I don’t tend to “wax philosophical” very often but this is one of those posts…..

Lately I have been in a hurry!!

When we got back from our travels I was in a hurry to get things put back together at home.   Next I was in a hurry to get to Texas to visit my Mom.  Then I hurried thru October, trying to get everything done so that I could have “creative time” in November.   I hurried thru Thanksgiving so that I could get the house decorated for Christmas.   I hurried thru the decorating so that I could get ready for our party the following week.   I hurried thru the party so that I could get Michael off on his trip two days later.   I hurried thru the 13 days that he was gone trying to get as much done during that time as I could.  I hurried thru the gift shopping, doing it all in about 90 minutes on Amazon.  I hurried thru the family Christmas Eve festivities so that I could get to the relaxation of Christmas Day.  And today, the day after Christmas, I have been hurrying to get my house un-decorated and redecorated for Winter.

The problem with all of this hurrying is that I forgot to stop and enjoy the events, the people and the fun of the season and that makes me sad!!Sad-Emoji

SO, I want to start this new year ( well actually this new week) off with a different attitude, one that says its okay if I DONT get everything done that I have planned, or if I DONT get my quilts ready for the upcoming show or if I DONT get the ME time that I desire.  Instead, I want to strive to enjoy each and every day regardless of what I am doing and stop all of this hurrying and looking at the next thing!!

So, if you see me on the street or in the Blogsphere, ask me how it is going?  It is going to take ALL of you to pull me thru this one!!!!!

AND, please feel free to join me in a bit of Rose sniffing……I’ve heard its good for the soul!!!!


6 thoughts on “It’s Rose Smelling Time!!!

  1. Oh, Frances, I am so familiar with this. There is nothing wrong with looking forward to the next thing, but I was doing it to the extent of missing this thing. This moment. I now have a list of helpful tips on the wall beside my desk as a reminder. One of them is: See this moment as the most important moment in the world, and don't wait to be happy. And yes, I am happy to enjoy some rose smelling with you!

  2. There is a lot to be said for living in the moment. We could all use a reminder now and then I say as I am frantically thinking and planning about the next big thing in my life as well as the next and the next. S-L-O-W down and just live today!

  3. I reached this same conclusion a few years ago and I'm glad roses kep on keeping on because I have to keep trying to bend down and smell. Happy and a smelly new year! 🙂

  4. Definitely stop and smell them! Perhaps you can set aside some “me” time to complete your quilts, because I do hope you will enter at least a few! 🙂

  5. I am so with you on the rose smelling thing. Instead of resolutions, some people pick a one word theme for the year and mine for 2017 is PAUSE. I want to enjoy each day and most of all enjoy my kids while they are little, not just get through each day. Cheers to a wonderful new year 🙂

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