Friday, December 2, 2011

Slow down and smell the roses

"Take time to smell the roses
Before it is too late.
Today is full of promise
Tomorrow will not wait." Marilyn Ferguson

"Take time to smell the roses
Before your day is through,
And think of people in your heart
Whose lives bring joy to you.

Take time to look for sunsets
And let your spirit sing
The earth displays it's beauty
For every living thing." Delores Acton

It's hard to believe that we've begun the last month of 2011. Where has the year gone? I was just looking at photos I took of Nora last year on Christmas day and the changes in her are remarkable. She's gone from a baby to a little girl so fast. Soon she'll be turning 2 years old! Ugh, I just want to hold her close and slow down time. Each moment is so precious and so FLEETING.  I keep trying to remind myself in ALL things to slow down, appreciate each moment, stop worrying or stressing over unimportant things and enjoy what really matters: precious time with those you love, persuing your passions, embracing each moment, noticing the beauty around you. Life may not be perfect but this is all we've got and if we really open our eyes we can see that we all have a lot to be grateful for. Rejoice in the blessings of being alive in this amazing world!

*I made the digital art collage above using a magazine print of a painting I've forgotten the name of, a few graphics bought at Cottage Arts, and a daydream believer badge from Shabby blogs.

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