Friday, April 29, 2016

Stop and smell

Stop and smell the roses. But for my case, it would be stop and look at the roses.

Life is buzzing like a bee for me. Up early and on the go all day, catching the warm sun and brace the rain, and trying to fit everything in a few measly 24-hours. Doesn't everyeone complain that 24-hours is not enough for them??

Not only I feel like I am constantly on the go, but my schooling kids are also busy with their schoolworks, after school classes etc.  Pity them.  Life is hard on them.

I constantly get this question "How do you do it?"  "How do you juggling between home, kids, and still doing everything by yourself?"

Well, it is hard but not impossible. It is hard to keep the house at tip top condition and sparkling clean while chasing after an active toddler, getting involved in my school-going kids, and cooking and cleaning for them. There is actually no secret tip to doing it all.

I am a human, not a robot.  I could not possibly do it all but when there is a will, there is a way. Just that some day, I would just forget how messy my house is, or leave the laundry piling or how noisy my kids are and concentrate on the next important thing. Myself! Take a little break. Take times to think about life, present and what is important to me. So it is a timely reminder to truly pay attention to what's going on in my life, to really look at people and stop and smell the flowers of life.

By the way, I did stopped and took notice of my little lovelings in the garden lately. You could say that my garden is my little sanctuary. Not only I enjoy looking at my flowers, I am thrilled when they start to bloom. They do not bloom everyday so whenever they do, I would take out my camera and snap them.

Aren't they lovely? 


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Linda said...

So beautiful, dear Rose. Thank you so much for sharing.

Libby said...

I always like to look at flowers, they are lovely, I just bought some flowers for my friend today because it is her birthday a few days ago, my fav flowers are daisy and tulip

mun said...

Lovely Japanese roses! Yes, we gotta remember to stop and smell the roses every day.

suituapui said...

Lovely flowers!!! So nice! Now I'm working on the neglected ones in my garden - no, I did not plant all the weeding, add a little bit of organic fertiliser...water every morning, hopefully they will look better soon. So tiring and such a chore actually, me old man.

Sharon D said...

Beautiful blooms, Rose! It's always nice to take short breaks to re-energise ourselves.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Nice flower...

Emily Tang said...

wow they looks so lovely
I hope to plant some
but I dont think my place suit them
the vege that my mum planted all died alr....
whatever grow in pots, died eventually