Somedays you just have to stop and smell the roses

Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on Apr 3, 2017

Life can get so busy sometimes that we forget to slowdown.

Slowdown our actions or minds.....sometimes we just get way to far ahead of ourselves and the present day.


This has been me as of late. We are in process of building a new home and this fall moving out of this one that we raised our sons in and raised horses. We love it here, but its time to downsize and head to the next chapter in our lives. The transition of moving from a home that we both love....all the memories is overwhelming at time's.

But the house and property has outgrown us and its too much work to maintain anymore.


When I was a smoker I recall my 'need to feed' on the Nicotine. It was crazy, but I would get up in the middle of the night and smoke sometimes...outside. There were times I would have one cigg left and would actually drive into town to buy a pack. Stupid me. OR....I would dig around in a nasty ashtray to find a butt to just get a hit off of it.


So where am I going with this?


Today is a beautiful day. The sun is out, the temps are starting to climb. I am beginning to get more excited about the new house. A ranch style that will allow me to navigate so much easier. Its a rustic log style that we have both always wanted to have. We still will be out in the country,with enough acreage that we can still enjoy the woods and such that we love so much. We have a wonderful marriage, children, daughter in laws, grandkids...and although we are downsizing in horses, we have two affectionate dogs that we love. I could go on... I have a lot to be grateful for. The new family coming onto this house will love it and enjoy it as we did.


As a non smoker, I am not as restless as I used to be. I slow down and take in my surrounds more. 

I have become more aware. Aware of those around me and my environment. Slow is good. It makes me think through things before I act upon them.


Perhaps thats more my message today. Think through your actions before you light up. What will your consequences be? Stop and appreciate where you are now, as a non smoker. Slow down.

List the things your grateful for today. Help someone other than yourself.


Words are cheep~ Action gets results...but do stop and smell the roses first.


I promise you, its worth it


You....are worth it.