Auburn Pride: See the Beauty!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

See the Beauty!



Everyone has heard the saying "Stop and smell the roses"  well today I'm telling you just that!
Every American has their daily routine, wake up, eat breakfast, go to work/school, eat lunch, get off work or out of school, eat dinner, go to bed, repeat. Not to mention the routines hidden in between that list.
I have been talking recently to a friend of mine who can't seem to shut his brain off.  He talks about how his mind is going non-stop, and that he needs a break (having been in college for six semesters in a row). The saying mentioned earlier was the first thing that came to my mind when I was listening to him speak. 
I am just the type of person who loves to find the beauty around me, its a trait I got from both my mother and her father (my grandfather). I love watching how the trees change with the seasons, finding shapes in the clouds and my favorite... studying flowers and how not a single one is just like another.  By focusing on these small simple things, I am more content, and at peace, which is a lot to be said for a college student.
My advice to you is this, as you go out today and begin your daily routine, stop for a moment and smell the roses. Then sit back and watch how much better you feel throughout the day.  By focusing a little bit of your time on these simple things, you will learn not to stress as much.

"Roses are red, Violets are blue, I see the beauty, Hope you do to."

25 comments:

  1. Your friend is so lucky to have such a positive friend like you!

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  2. There are really people who don't know how to slow down and look around. Having a deep appreciation even for simple things is a worthy attitude to carry. Keep it up :)

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  3. It is so important to slow down. We have recently banned phones from our bedroom so we can just rewind and relax with no interruptions.

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    1. What a great idea! I will definitely remember that one!

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  4. I would love to have that quote posted at the office back in our department. Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up that we don't stop to see the beauty of it all.

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  5. Thank you for the reminder. I have a ton going on today but I'm going to remember to stop for a second and just... smell the roses!

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    1. That is awesome I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. So true! I struggle with my mind going constantly too. But I definitely agree with you!

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    1. I think everyone does at a time, we just need to remember to be still every once in a while

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  7. Love this post...great advice! This is something I definitely need to do more of. *erica*

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  8. Great advice! Definitely something I am going to try today, I think it will be a good time to just pause, and reflect about all the good things in my life.

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  9. I definitely needed this reminder lately! Life gets so busy!

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  10. Thanks for the post. It is very important to just take a second and realize that everything is fine and to count our blessings!

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    1. No matter how crazy life gets, there are always more blessings then we can count!

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  11. I am blind so I cannot literally see the beauty in nature anymore, but I can definitely stop and smell the roses. I love how the smells of nature also change with the seasons.

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    1. What a beautiful statement! Even though you cannot see it, you do not let that stop you from enjoying what God has given us! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Very positive and uplifting! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  13. I have a toddler, hard not to stop and smell every rose (and dandelion) when they are so excited by each one!

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