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What if you woke up tomorrow morning and life as you know it has completely changed?  You are without the creature comforts that you enjoy, the little indulgences that make you happy.  It can range from that little chocolate bar to a hair appointment to a beautiful top that you purchased.

I sit and ponder these questions from time to time.  Is it necessary for us to put so much time and effort into the big picture without experiencing or appreciating the little things?  Technology has exploded upon us, we take some things for granted, we get caught up in day to day struggles, we fight to stay afloat, are just some of my thoughts.

As we are aging, yes, we are starting to slow down and notice the tiny things that matter.  I find myself constantly searching for the small and inconsequential details that as a young person just buzzed right by me.
I am yearning for the little bright spots in life that clearly mean so much more to me than that giant ball of fire.

Family, friends, acquaintances, neighbors, even that tiny unusual bug that I never saw before means more to me now than ever before.  I am finally learning to take life one day at a time, because you never know when you wake up that morning and it HAS completely changed.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Jun 19, 2011
    • heartheartI right where you are too Marya so many of the small things in life seem to be more magnified to me now and I make sure i pay close attention to the small of things life is so funny and just as the saying goes we need to STOP and SMELL the ROSES.



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      Mary Clark wrote Jun 19, 2011
    • I think as we age we realize all that “stuff” we use to think was so important...really isn’t so important.  When we‘re younger we are flying by the seat of our pants.  Doing this and doing that and because we are going ninety to nothing...we don’t stop long enough to really realize what is going on around us.  

      So I think as we get older and we slow down...we are forced to observe things around us...and therefore..we start to appreciate those things we use to take for granted or we just didn’t pay attention to.  

      I know for me as I’ve aged I am discovering more and more people my age that are dying from whatever.  For me...it makes me stop and think about making the most out of my days.  If we think about how fast a year goes by...we really are not on this earth very long.  Good grief...it’s already June 19th.  Half the year is already gone and I feel like I just packed up all of my Christmas decorations.  

      I think we all need to slow down and as Neicy said...STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES....

      Thought provoking blog Marya....loved it..heart



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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 19, 2011
    • Time is flying by so much faster these days...

      When I was younger, I felt like I was invincible...but as I age, and see others aging and passing away, I see just how fragile life is...it’s kinda scary. Actually it scares the heck out of me!

      Thanks for your post Mary, we all need to slow down and enjoy life.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 20, 2011
    • Apparently we all are thinking about this. I posted a question last week about planning vs flowing. It came to me because I was thinking about how some things we just fly through life without a thought.

      My daughter asks me questions about certain things from our past and sadly I can’t always remember. Hmmmmm.........



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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 20, 2011
    • and today I am stopping and smelling the roses!

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      Cathie Beck wrote Jun 20, 2011
    • Hi Ladies,

      Well, we should stop to smell the roses because life can change over night. I’m grateful that I can still pause and breathe in, look around and be awed by a butterfly or the first rose opening, that Winter & Tyke can stil make me laugh. I can still walk, but confined inside a lot so I can still breathe. My own motto is, don’t take anything for granted and there will be less missed out on. ;oD  

      Cathie



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      Anne E wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Nice post Mary and so true! heart



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