I was out for a routine morning walk, and saw the most beautiful roses. Remember the song, “Stop and Smell the Roses” that was released in 1997 by singer Mac Davis?
Let me refresh your memory and post the melody:
You’ve got to stop and smell the roses
You’ve got to count your many blessings everyday
You’re going to find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don’t stop and smell the roses on the way
People always seem to be in a hurry in our modern-day world. Car horns beeping at slow drivers, cell phones are constantly in use because you don’t want to miss any important conversations with your friends. People are texting in church, in a movie theatre, or in the doctor’s office. What is so important?
Video games, TV, and surfing the net have replaced real conversation. Is it any wonder that we are a stressed out nation?
Stop and smell the roses. Shut off all the electronic toys and have some real dinnertime conversation where everyone contributes. Go outside, breathe in fresh air, and admire God’s handiwork.
Sure, there are bad times in our lives, but there are so many things to be thankful for. When you slow down and count your blessings, even the smallest things take on new meaning.