Stop and Smell the Flowers…

12 Aug 2011 – … You are only here for a Short Visit…

Yesterday and today: lovely days after a cold rainy Wed. Took advantage of the sun to walk in the woods and to Bærums Verk (built in 1610 http://www.baerumsverk.no), checking out if the path is accessible with a stroller. Lo & behold, it is now a gravel path and even with lamp-posts at the certain stretch! By pass the lake and farm, cross the main road by the river and right on to a paved side-walk by the main road. Took app 20mins to get there. My memory of this path seemed to be blurred with a muddy path from 2008!

Spent the day just taking time to admire the hand-blown glass in action. Lunched by river, enjoyed an ice-cream and a slow walk back to the house. Even managed to pick a cup of wild raspberries on the way. Such serenity is a gift many forget to take the time to enjoy and be thankful about.

People we meet, things we get to do sometimes only happen once. We rush by them and miss the moment that will never be repeated. If we stopped for a moment, those people and things could bring a ray of sunshine to lives or they can make a difference in life. Our trip on this planet is very short; invest life in creating a life of fulfillment.

Put things in prospective and don’t spend life worrying when it is not within your control. Take the time to smell the flowers along the way, cherish your moments, your family, friends and be thankful for the people and things that you have attracted into life.

Make hay while the sun shine – ancient English proverb in reference to variable weather.

Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers – Walter Hagen