May 3 – “The flower rule says to stop and smell the roses before you wind up pushing up the daisies.” – unknown

Muttart21 copyI recently read a bible study guide that listed five steps that would encourage me to stop and find something positive when I’m having a half empty glass kind of day.

Pay attention.

Be thankful.

Be positive.

Enjoy life.

Smell the roses.

You always have a choice. If you want to make the journey worth taking… stop to smell the roses!

“…to accept his lot and be happy in his work- this is a gift of God. he seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.”                                                                                                                                                                     Ecc.5:19-20 (NIV)

Grace to you.



About bshiveofhope

I have worn different hats and travelled down many bunny trails in life- custodian, writer, florist, grandma, community nurse, mom, wife, Jesus Girl. With these vocations have come many stories and life experiences that I want to share with you. They're not all warm and fuzzy, and are sprinkled with humility, and sadness. That's life. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.
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