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Friday, October 10, 2008

Stop and Smell the Roses....

"There is so much beauty around us, if we will only take the time to notice it. You can make a conscious effort to look for the essence and therefore develop an appreciation for the beautiful things in life. Your days will seem a lot less harried, I promise you. Beauty has a way of totally capturing our senses, making us forget the fact that the car stalled on the way to work this morning, that the kids spilled milk on the carpet, that the workload keeps piling up. For a few brief shining moments, nothing else seems to matter. And the wonderful thing about beauty is that we can store it in our minds to be played over and over again." ~~Luci Swindoll

24 comments:

  1. Speaking of enjoying the beauty around us...your new header is fabulous!!! :D

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  2. Gazing upon beauty is nature's anti-depressant....or at least one of them. Love is another!

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  3. love it all the header the photo and big fan of luci swindoll~

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  4. I like your new layout. The apples look delicious.

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  5. Great quote! I heard Luci Swindoll speak in person once and she was wonderful.

    Love your new apple header!!

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  6. Amen!

    I'm looking forward to making chicken minestrone soup! :)

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  7. lovely! i think you and i are kindred spirits!

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  8. Lavinia ~ an antidepressant...that's a good way of looking at it! I'm trying to stop and take it in more...this time of year is perfect for that! :)

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  9. MG ~ Oh yay...you got my postcard! :)

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  10. What a great quote and how true. God's creation is truly amazing when we stop long enough to really look at it. I heard Luci Swindoll a couple of years at the Women of Faith conference in St. Louis, and I love her. She's a very inspirational speaker, but also very funny.

    Love the header...I'd frame it and hang it if I could...well, without your title across it, of course.

    ~ Kayren

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  11. Wonderful quote! Yes, it's like keeping a gratitude journal --by being grateful for the little things we learn to enjoy life more.

    And I agree your header is stunning!

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  12. Today has been a difficult day. I needed to be reminded of this - thank you.

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  13. Yes, Betsy, there are still a few blooms on my rosebushes, so today I'll take a big sniff, for me and one for you, dear Betsy...!

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  14. Ditto on Willow's comment! The new blog colours are beautiful:)

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  15. Wow, stunning photo. Loved the quote too, how true it is! I used to listen to and read Charles Swindoll. Is this his sister?

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  16. I received your post card today Betsy! The recipe sounds delicious, and I liked your rubber stamp decorations. Thanks so much! This was fun!

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  17. Suza ~ hope today was a better day! xxoo

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  18. Rosezilla ~ yes, it's his sister!

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  19. Those moments enjoying God's beauty make everything else okay! I love your apples! They smell delicious!

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  20. You definitely have a point here. Beauty is all around us. If we only took the time to notice.

    CJ xx

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  21. I love the sunset picture! How beautiful...

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