Stop and smell the roses!

One day my kids and I decided we were going to venture out and find the best smelling roses in our neighborhood. We jumped on or bikes eager and excited to see what we would find.

On our adventure we went from house to house smelling people’s roses. We noticed that some of the roses smelt much better than others. We rode up to a house that had a huge rose bush on the side of the house. We asked the man watering his lawn if we could smell them.

After he said yes we parked our bikes and headed to the rose bush. I explained to the man how we were on a mission to find the best smelling roses in the neighborhood.

While heading to the roses the man told us not to expect much from his old, warn out rose bush.

What happened next changed the way I looked at life. When we smelled the roses, the three of us were amazed at how beautiful they smelled. They by far were the best smelling roses in the neighborhood. If I close my eyes right now I can go back to that moment and still smell them.

I thanked the man for allowing us to smell his roses. I then told him that we had picked his roses as being the best smelling in the neighborhood. He looked at me shocked. As we were getting on our bikes and heading home the man proceeded towards his rose bush to see for him self what we were talking about.

When I got home I started to look at what had happened. This man had the most amazing smelling roses in his own yard and he didn’t even know it. How often do we go through life and forget to “Stop and smell the roses”.

We are too busy! Deadlines to meet! Dinner to make! Dishes and laundry to be done!

We don’t ever “Stop and smell the roses”!!!!

What if I were to tell you that by taking the time to “Stop and smell the roses” your life will actually start to feel better.

Why is this? It’s all about Vibration. When we go around focusing on how busy our lives are, how our to do lists are taking over and how we have no time for ourselves, that vibration becomes a frequency that heads out to the Universe. Bringing to you more opportunities to feel stressed!!! More opportunities to complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day.

By doing the simple act of “Stopping and smelling the roses” you are changing your vibration.

Take it a step further and start telling people how your time is your own. You get to create your schedule exactly the way you want it. There is always enough time in the day to accomplish everything that you want to do.

We always think we need to tell it like it is. People need to know just how bad it is. People need to know about the piles of laundry that are waiting and how overwhelmed you are.

When we put our attention on something, we get more of it back!!!!!!!!

Did you hear me? What are you putting your attention on?

Wouldn’t you rather put your attention on how great your life feels? How free your life feels.

I know what you are thinking. How can I put my attention on my life being so great when it isn’t?

Remember what I said when you put your attention on something; you get more of it back!!!

My message to you is

“Stop and Smell the Roses”

Start looking at life differently and life will show up differently!!!!

Your assignment

Go out today and smell the roses. It doesn’t matter how busy you are. Take the time and take in the beauty of life…

Thank you so much to all of you for reading my Blogs. I appreciate you so much!!!!

Ari L


About actasifchangeyourlife

Ari Lower is a motivational speaker, life coach, former childcare professional, and mother of two. Her dynamic speaking style and inspirational stories teach you that it is possible to have exactly what you want by “Acting as If…and Changing Your Life!”
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1 Response to Stop and smell the roses!

  1. Mukul says:

    As a 62 yr old Mother of 6, Grandmother of 7, Artist, Author and somewhat mwoeleld wild-woman 🙂 I truly, genuinely appreciate your taking such a loving look at Beauty with higher digits. 🙂 I’ve always believed true Beauty is literally ageless, and here you proving me so right ! Kudos to you, Ari and much affection~HAPPY NEW YEAR, new fan Susi Franco

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