Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stop and Smell the Flowers

2013 has been a very busy and fabulous year for us.  So far, well at least after the spring semester ended, it hasn't been a stressful year, just busy.  Every small and big thing happening seems to come with a long list of detail to take care of.

I was reminded on our morning walk that sometimes in the middle of the busy times of life it's a good thing to just Stop and Smell the Flowers.

Beau and I take a walk every day and now that the Texas heat has arrived I've moved our walks to the morning so that his little piggy pads don't burn on the hot sidewalk.  One neighbor has a beautiful patch of flowers right next to the sidewalk and Beau always tends to stop and sniff the flowers.  In this picture though he finished flower sniffing and just sat down, almost as if to take in their glory.  By the time I got my phone out and camera app on he was ready to continue the walk, but this photo is close enough.

After we had walked a bit the revelation hit me that we can learn a lot from our dogs (really we learn a lot from them daily!) about life.  Stop, relax and enjoy this wonderful morning.  It truly is a gift.

cocker spaniel

Deep Thoughts:  "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."  Walter Hagen

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