“Life should be a journey, not a race.”

Oh so true… So many people (myself included, at times) are too busy making plans to see that life is racing by before their eyes without them even noticing. Constantly looking ahead, waiting for something to happen – rushing for the day when they will finally get that degree/job/house/ spouse/baby. At the risk of sounding like a walking cliché here; Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
I stole that from somewhere. 

I do realize this point has been made again and again, but I also know that no matter how many times you hear it, you always need to be reminded one more time. 

So let me be the one to give you the kind reminder of the day – to live your life, instead of planning it to pieces. To enjoy today today, instead of reminiscing over the pictures next week. Or next year. To be there for the people who are there for you. To make a phone call to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. To taste your food and listen to new music. To go for a walk. And while you’re out there, smile at strangers, look at bugs, and take the time to smell a flower. Actually, smell a flower or two every day if you can. House plants don’t count.

When was the last time you stopped to smell a flower...?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roar
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 22:31:27

    John Lennon said that: Life is what…..


  2. Charlie!
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 00:36:18

    I think you’re right, it’s so easy (especially as a musician) to rush around hoping you’ll make it, instead of enjoying the ride. I’ve been wondering recently, what is it that we want at the end of it all? No ones going to come up and say ‘Well done, you are officially successful. This means you can be happy with no worries in the world from now on. Enjoy’ – Not a likely scenario! So I totally agree with what you’re saying, who wants to get successful and just remember the journey there being stressful? Not me.

    Only thing I would say is that, although the thought of smelling flowers everyday sounds wonderful. I’m not sure I could do it, personally I think they mostly smell of Cats urine. However, I do like the smell of things like floor cleaner, washing powder and coriander. Do they count?

    I wonder if I put them altogether, if maybe they would make my perfect scent. Hmm.

    Maybe not.



    • audreywilsen
      Jul 10, 2011 @ 14:56:43

      Haha! That would be awesome, but nah, not a likely scenario. ;-P Nothing wrong with stressful, but you have to enjoy it as well!

      And yes, you’ve hereby got permission to smell all those things in stead of flowers. The important thing is to use your senses! And you know, so many people are fronting their own perfume these days, why don’t you follow in the footsteps of Paris, Beyoncé and Christina, and create your own floor cleaner/washing powder/coriander perfume.?? What would you call it?


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