Smell The Roses

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I am a big proponent of stopping to smell the roses. 


These purple, yellow, red, and pink flowers were sitting on the counter in Whole Foods, and I had to stop, back up, and take this amazing photo.


They were absolutely gorgeous!


Sometimes, I can’t believe the beautiful things and people that G-d has made. 


We’re part of a most-amazing and perfect world. 


Of course, there are also hardships and suffering in this world – illness, disability, hunger, homelessness, violence, loneliness, and loss. 


Perhaps, these are the most difficult of things for us as human beings to reconcile with the beautiful world that G-d has set us in. 


While surrounded by beauty, people are also beset by life’s many challenges. 


Maybe all the more reason to stop and smell the roses even for just a moment–to enjoy the spirit of life and of our amazing Creator, and the opportunity to make the most of it all. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Type A-nus

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So it’s the first full day of vacation in Florida.


And as it goes, you transition from the busy everyday world of work and chores to a more relaxing vacation mode…Ahhhh!


As I’m still transitioning, my wife says to me, “Stop your type A-ness.”


Then we look at each other and start cracking up, because it sounds like she says “Type A-nus.”


Okay 7-year olds, stop the silliness.


But maybe she is right, we need to pull our heads out of our asses, and look up at the sky, savor the warm sunshine on our faces, take a breath of fresh beautiful air, and just chill!


A-ness, or A-nus–either way, stop it and live free. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

There Is Today!

Racquetball

I’ve always enjoyed physical fitness.


While I’ve lost some mobility with my hips…


I am trying to make the most of every day.


Rebecca is showing me the ropes with racquetball, and even Dossy tried it. 


A friend told me: “There is no yesterday, there is no tomorrow, there is only today!” 😉


(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Swarovski’s Crystal Balls

Crystal Balls
This seemed like a cool shot in the Swarovski store.



Crystal balls hanging in a display case. 



Purples, pinks, greens, and more. 



Feels fanciful and otherworld-ish. 



These aren’t the type you look in and see the future, unless you want to see more of the same crap we are in as a society today.



Well, hopefully, please G-d, things will be getting better soon.



And as long as these all don’t start swinging…I won’t need to puke!



P.S. After reading this one with a double entendre, my wife says I’m sort of a crazy guy…but funny!  



So what’s wrong with having some fun and being a little provocative? 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)