This time of year, as embarrassingly cliché as it may be, I LOVE to stop and smell the roses. There is something calming, reassuring, breathtaking, centering, about taking the time to pause and appreciate the beauty in nature that surrounds us. Today’s post is dedicated to the beauty that surrounds us. As we pause and appreciate it, may we find ourselves renewed.
All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star. ~ Francis Thompson
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard De Nerval
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive. ~ David Herbert Lawrence
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. ~ John Harrigan
Today, 290 days ’til 40, I pause to appreciate the beauty in nature that surrounds me. What a tremendous gift humankind has been given! I hope to never take it for granted.