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)