Being Present

We hear the term “don’t forget to stop and smell the roses” more often than not. But what does that really mean? Think about it… when you stop to smell the roses, do you stop and really truly soak it all in? The light, feather like texture tickling the bottom of your nose? The sweet smell of it’s floral rose pedals? The sensation of a memory flooding through your mind of a flower given to you in thought? Even the sound of the birds chirping or the wind whisping by your ear… 

 

Maybe you stop and sniff the very edges of the entire rose bush, taking in the wonderful scent and the beauty, and then continuing about your regular thoughts and moving on with your day.

 

Maybe you don’t stop at all...

 

Or maybe you’re somewhere in between.