31 Days to Smell the Roses

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I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants.

And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a “stop and smell the roses” moment. In more ways than one.

This month I’ll be joining the Nester’s 31 Days, by sharing a daily “stop and smell the roses” moment. I hope you’ll join me and be encouraged to enjoy the little things as they come.

  1. Let Your Child Choose
  2. Turn Off the Phone or Leave it at Home
  3. Make Cinnamon Popcorn and Watch a Show
  4. Stop at the Fish
  5. Just Say NO
  6. Watch a Classic Film
  7. Live Like Life is Short
  8. Bake Someone Happy
  9. Cuddle with Your Peeps
  10. Take a Hike
  11. Take a Bath
  12. Just Be You
  13. Make Bedtimes Special
  14. Enjoy Today
  15. Do Something Frivolous
  16. Remember Your Greatest Adventure
  17. Get More Sleep
  18. Enjoy Fresh Flowers
  19. Phone Home
  20. Browse a Bookstore
  21. Count Your Blessings
  22. Read a Good Book
  23. Take a Nap
  24. Go for Coffee with Someone You Love
  25. Ask Your Mama What She’d Do Differently
  26. Enjoy a Cuppa Tea
  27. Do Something Unusual
  28. Go on a Date
  29. Identify Your Stressors and Pray
  30. Pretend
  31. Just Sit Still

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  1. I’m definitely stopping by here every day this month to smell the roses! This will be a great reminder as I try to keep up with my own 31 Day series 🙂

  2. Stopping to smell the roses……I definitely need to take a lesson in that….:))) I LOVE your blog, you truly are an inspiiration to me!!!

  3. I have a 4 year old PreK-er and an almost-21 year old college junior. Toss my husband in the mix and I have 3 boys plus a new puppy underfoot. I find myself forcing kindness into my day just to keep from snapping.
    I love your comment “the days are long but the years are short.” This idea of “smelling roses” is happening at the perfect time in my life. Thank you so much!
    I know God has blessed you by your words and actions. I pray he continues to bless you. =)

  4. This is a wonderful idea! I love the posts you’ve done so far and can’t wait to see more. Inspiring to see people taking the time to really enjoy the moment 🙂