Take Time To See Your Life Around You

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It was just another Tuesday.  I was doing laundry on a warm spring day, a thousand thoughts going through my head.  All the things that need to be done, the endless to-do list, errands, bills, money.  [spacer height=”20px”]The birds were singing but I couldn’t hear them with all the noise in my head.  Before I knew it another day had ended and off to bed I went with another day just like it quickly on its way.[spacer height=”20px”]

It is so important in our hectic lives to stop and look at all the beauty around us. This post reminds us all to stop and breath.

[spacer height=”20px”]One afternoon I was sitting on my swing enjoying a welcome break.  It took a bit but after a while, I noticed the birds were singing.   [spacer height=”20px”]It was such a lovely sound and it brought some much-needed focus to my afternoon.  It got me to thinking.  The change from winter to spring has always been a time I look forward to.  I have been so busy here with the house, the farm, the family and what needed to be done that I was missing it!!  The sounds, the smells, the sights.  The Earth was waking up from its winter hibernation and I was missing it.[spacer height=”20px”]

I decided it was time to wake up and smell the roses, or well in my case the daisies.[spacer height=”20px”]

I decided right then and there to NOTICE.[spacer height=”20px”]

Notice the blue of the sky.  Notice the sound of the birds.  Notice the smell of fresh cut grass.  Notice the trees and the green of the new leaves.[spacer height=”20px”]

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It is amazing how that one little word has changed my whole perspective on life.  I have taken this new outlook so seriously I have placed post-its all over the house reminding me to stop and breath.  I no longer what to go through life on auto pilot working from sun up to sun down, I want to enjoy life with a sense of peace and appreciation for the beauty around me.[spacer height=”20px”]

You too can learn to slow down.  It only takes a minute. When life and its busyness get the better of you, stop, take a deep breath and notice.[spacer height=”20px”]


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  1. Tracy I LOVE your realness. Reading your post reminded me of when I was 14, and the last time I went to see my auntie, dying in the hospital… and she said over and over “it just goes so fast”… I swore I would remember that every day of my life, but of course there are days that I don’t. Post it’s it is! This is tooooo important of a message not to take seriously. Thank you!

    1. Carly,
      Your story really touched me, thank you for sharing. Your sweet Aunt is so right, it does go by so fast. What a great reminder, we need to live and love to the fullest every single day.

      Thank you too!
      Tracy Lynn

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