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Stop and Smell the Roses

Right now as I sit to type this my home is silent and the trees outside my window are full of green leaves blowing gently in a summer breeze. It isn’t too hot and it isn’t too cold. The sun is shining and Friday is just around the corner…

…this is a good moment.

It makes me wonder how many moments like this I let pass me by without tucking them into my heart or stopping to acknowledge their loveliness?

How many chubby armed hugs have I quickly dismissed?
How many sweet kisses have I taken for granted?
How many sunny days have I let slip away without stopping; breathing it all in?

Life goes by so quickly and we are never guaranteed the next moment. I pray that as I live my life that I often take time to stop and smell the roses. To pause and enjoy the sweet moments…

…that make life beautiful.

We celebrate big moments, a raise, a new home, birthdays and anniversaries. But isn’t it the little moments that make life grand? Isn’t it the smell of a new baby, the thoughts of a 5 year old and the songs of a toddler? The camaraderie of spouses, the laughter with friends, the provision of safety, food and shelter?

My silence was just broken, but for now I am glad that I took a moment with you to enjoy it. As I go back to the many things that clamor for my attention I am going to try to pause in those moments as well and be grateful.

Thank you for smelling the roses with me today.

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AboutStephanie Page

Steph Page is a wife to one very supportive man and mom to two beautiful girls. She is a speaker, blogger, author and internet marketer. Her heart is to use any and every means available to help people live in their God given purpose. Right now you can find her hanging out with high schoolers as well as helping small businesses succeed online. Steph also partners with her husband in 5th and 6th grade ministry. The heartbeat behind everything she does is her desire to see people know God.
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  1. Heather says:

    A beautiful reminder to enjoy every “now” moment.

    1. Steph says:

      Thank you Heather. ;)

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