My friend was told that she always seems serene and in her own world. Her response was that she was “smelling the roses.” I laughed at her response, but then I thought…Wow. That’s beautiful. It means you’re soaking in the ambiance of being here. Being alive. Being in the moment.
I’ve adopted her principle of living into my life. I don’t want to be a zombie, with routines and no purpose or joy. That’s what you call walking dead! I want to smell the roses! I want to live, not exist. Existing is boring! It’s like looking at the rose but never picking it up to admire it.
Here are some suggestions that will help you get started with smelling the roses:
Don’t make assumptions.
Never miss the chance to shut up.
Never miss the chance to be you.
Don’t give up.
Live your truth.
Face your fears.
Love without limits.
Put down your phone and be in the moment.
Stay in touch.
Try something new.
Say I Love You.
Mind your business.
Go for it.
Try it on.
Test the waters.
Motivate someone else.
Be drama free.
Keep pressing and get busy living or get busy dying!