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 been lead to hold a number of differnt occupations over my working years. Surprisingly, most of which I could have never forcast for myself. They include- Nurse, wife, mother, florist, nana, writer, custodian, and now blogger. With these vocations have come many life experiences. I love catchy words and phrases.They are easy to remember and when shared can be a source of encouragement and hope. The meanings are not new their counterparts can be found in the reliable book of life, the Bible. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.
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