Stop and smell draw the flowers.
This is one of my favorite sayings. The phrase acknowledges mindfulness and the act of slowing down. These are two things that don’t come natural to me. So as the year begins winding down, I’m working everyday to be present. I’m taking breaks and going on runs. As I run, I pay extra attention to the natural world around me. When I see a beautiful flower, I slow down, stop, and take it in. The blossom, the scent, its surroundings.
What does this phrase mean to you? Does it help you slow down and enjoy the world for what it is?