Slow Down

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  – Henry David Thoreau


I’m  as guilty as the next person when it comes to an utter inability to slow down — to stop running from one thing to another, to stop the to-do lists from churning through my mind — to just slow down and smell the proverbial roses.

When I find my life getting a little too crazed, a walk in the garden or in the woods often helps to refocus my mind and allow me reconnect with nature; to really stop and see the world around me – and what a beautiful world it is!


“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson



6 thoughts on “Slow Down

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  1. So many beautiful vignettes – the perfect advice 🙂 I’ve been thinking a lot about unstructured time, which is another way of slowing down. Summer is my time to abandon the clock and, well, slow down. What a lovely and wise post you have written.


  2. I really enjoyed the quotes in this post. Thanks for sharing. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s post is about slowing down in case you have time to look? Sam 🙂


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