Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What I’ve Learned In My Life So Far

I’ve learned that I can’t enjoy the moment I’m in if I’m always rushing to get to the next one. So I stop and smell the roses. And plant them, too.


Do you remember to slow down? Or are you always on the go?

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  1. Love the dew (?) on the rose! Beautiful shot. I usually have my most relaxed times on Saturday mornings--great day to sleep in...plus I think gardening and photography could literally count for smelling the roses.

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    1. You bet, Bethany! Gardening and photography do count as that!

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  2. Love your rose, and great advice! Sometimes I think life controls me instead of the other way around but generally it is a good one.

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    1. I think life sometimes controls all of us. But it's nice to take back the control!

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  3. Excellent advice. As I've gotten older I try to remember to pause more often and be in the moment.

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  4. Great lessons indeed. Nice photo!

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  5. Beautiful rose!! I am taking the time now to slow down, but in my younger days I was always on the go and always anticipating all that needed to get done, etc. Now I'm learning to relax just a bit.

    betty

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    1. I think that's pretty typical of young people. Always on the go!

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  6. I stopped to gawk at that rose. I love the depth. Amazing photo.
    We have roses by my apartment door. I do stop to smell them. I do not, however, plant them. My thumb is far from green.
    Enjoy, Martha.

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    1. As long as you stop to take a long that's pretty cool :)

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  7. So pretty! I slow down and then I can't get started again!

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  8. What a gorgeous rose! The older I get, the less of a multitasker I am.

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    1. I hear ya, girl. I'm in the 'older' category now :)

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  9. some days I forget...............need a reminder now and then!

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  10. I try to remember to slow down and enjoy things

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    1. You're very young, Adam, and this is the time to be moving at a fast pace. When you get older, you'll kick back a little more.

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  11. As a classroom teacher I had a way to calm myself and enjoy the roses. Stop. Take a deep breath and lower your voice an octive. It got me under control and worked wonders on the kids.

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    1. That sounds great. We all need ways that will work with us. When I'm concentrating on photography, I am completely in the moment. Also when I garden; that really slows me down.

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  12. This is got to be the ultimate Rose oh how beautiful...any slower and I'll be dead lol... Oh Girl! there should be a song ...hum if you are near my age you know the song lol

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    1. Hahahaha! That made me smile, Lorraine! Hey, I have days like that when I'm moving veeeeeery slowly. Haven't we earned that right?

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  13. Hi Martha.....that is just plain gorgeous! Bravo.....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  14. At this point in my life, Martha, I have learned that pausing/slowing down has so many benefits......mainly that one feels less stressed. And besides, what is better than really living in the moment, no matter how mundane it may appear to be.
    I used to be always on the go....like a madman!

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    1. I think we really start to do that as we get older. In my younger years I was also on the go more often than not. Now I savour the moments, big and small.

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  15. I *have to* slow down and keep rested and moving. All part of healing.

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    1. You bet, Wonder Woman! You've got the rhythm that works for you.

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  16. I can't comment; I'm in a rush to read your next post hahaha

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