Enjoy Your Roses

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

I like this quote by Dale Carnegie, yall. I think it applies to many things in our lives. We get so caught up in dreaming of the day when we’ll turn 18, when we’ll get married,when we’ll  graduate college, when we have a better job, when we’ll have a bigger house, when we’ll lose wight, when we’ll have a baby, when the baby will get out of diapers, when the children will all finally be in school, when our children will graduate, when we’ll have grandchildren, when we’ll be able to retire….

In the meantime, there are memories to be made, photos to be taken, moments to be enjoyed, hugs to be given. If we’re not in the present moment, if we’re so busy planning for tomorrow, daydreaming about what’s to come – we miss out on what’s happening right under our noses. Roses wilt, children grow up and move away, parents die.

Life is not a destination. Life is the journey.

Dear readers, enjoy your journey. Enjoy what you have today, right now, in your life and in your garden. Don’t wait until “things get better” to be happy. Be happy now, with what you have, if you can.

Speaking of gardens, Simply Life Photographs is hosting a photo challenge called Flowers on Saturday this week. I took this photo last February, after my husband got these for me, for Valentine’s Day. Click on the button to visit more flower photos and enter one of your own.



7 thoughts on “Enjoy Your Roses

  1. Thank you for this great reminder…you are so spot on…I have been so focused as of late on this battle to lose weight that I am not enjoying the moments I am in. I needed to read this today. Thank you!

  2. Hi there, thank you so much for dropping by my blog…
    this is a lovely Rose… I thought of that too sometimes… but as they say.. never turn back from life so i’d think to continue living… 🙂

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