Take Time to Smell the Roses

@kobesbuddy (36622)
East Tawas, Michigan
April 16, 2018 12:11pm CST
This is not a lesson for others to pay attention and then get it right. Instead, I'm writing this, because it's something that I definitely need to learn, myself. To slow down, count all my blessings, and then to be thankful! My family is a big blessing, the love we share can't even be measure, in words. God's daily provisions? We have every single need met and he's never late, that's a giant plus! I have a lovely home, even though the remodeling job drives me up a wall, at times. I have freedom to come and go as I please, while many people can't enjoy this simple luxury. And last but not least, I have friends who actually care about me and my family! So, what do I have to complain about today? KOBE! Photo:borrows from Pixabay
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@amadeo (58839)
• United States
16 Apr
It will be awhile here smelling the roses.Not sure was are going to have Spring or Summer?
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Jay said it's very obvious, we will skip spring altogether and just head right into summer!
@amadeo (58839)
• United States
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy the way that it looks now.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@amadeo We haven't had any nice, spring days! Every time it starts to warm it, we end up getting a winter storm:(
@MALUSE (37055)
• Germany
16 Apr
I always smell the roses when I pass a garden and a bush is near the fence! :-)
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Me too M.-L., and it's something I enjoy very much:)
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@Tina30219 (31403)
• Onaway, Michigan
16 Apr
I love the smell of roses
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Yup, it's very nice, to smell their fragrance:)
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@Tina30219 (31403)
• Onaway, Michigan
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy It sure is
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@Tina30219 A resident at the assisted living home, received roses. They scented the entire hallway of the building!
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@mlgen1037 (8894)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Apr
Hello Kharla. Yes, I do too and I am forever grateful for everything and I know you too. So happy for you, my good friend.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
If we count our blessings every day, we find nothing to complain about:)
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@mlgen1037 (8894)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy That is right, Kharla. And the more we receive when we learn to be thankful.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@mlgen1037 Jay and I were just talking about this, 'God only gives us as much as we can handle.'
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@just4him (106862)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
You do have a lot to be thankful for. So what's wrong with Kobe?
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Kobe is spoiled and that's all my fault!:) He's a big baby and I love every minute of it:)
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@just4him (106862)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy We need to spoil our 'other' humans. And don't tell me you don't treat him like a human. I never thought of my dogs as dogs. Loved them to pieces and treated them as part of the family.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@just4him Yes, Kobe actually 'thinks' he's a human, because that's what I've taught him! :)LOL
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@Courtlynn (65228)
• United States
16 Apr
I'm glad you have all those things. You are very blessed
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
If I complain, it helps to remember how much God has done, for me.
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@Courtlynn (65228)
• United States
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy we all complain, but not all of us think about our blessings, and are grateful for them. I'm glad you do and are. And you deserve so much more in life!
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@Courtlynn Thank you, Courtlynn:) And you definitely deserve a beautiful life, also!
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@Hannihar (27039)
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy I am glad you are happy with your life.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Some days, I feel upset about trivial things. My childhood was disfunctional, leaving me very insecure. This is very common, I'm not alone in this occurrence. Most adults have a past history, that left them with inferior feelings or maybe even an anger issue. We are all flawed in many ways, from what we've experienced in life. Nobody is exempt from this:)
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@Hannihar (27039)
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy Kharla, I had a horrible childhood and if it wasn't for my grandfather for 14 years it would have been worse. I learned to be independent and a survivor and that helps living here in Israel. My family was horrible and made me feel like I was nothing.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@Hannihar Well, that's all over now and God is making you a beautiful example, of his healing power:)
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• Peoria, Arizona
16 Apr
Can I admire the roses from a distance? I have awful allergies haha! But yes, we all need to take time and really admire what matters most in our lives and look back at all the good things!
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Welcome to the club, Felicia! I'm highly allergic to all flowers:(
• Peoria, Arizona
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy I've been in this club since birth haha flowers, blossoms, grass, anything that has to do with Spring. I am just burning and draining and just ick haha
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@DesirousDreamer My husband is the exact same way, he suffers from allergies:(
@nela13 (3863)
• Portugal
18 Apr
I am in that learning process as well, I am trying to slow down and have time for what is really important in my life.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Apr
Yes, I'm doing the exact same thing, spending less time online.
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@nela13 (3863)
• Portugal
18 Apr
@kobesbuddy and be grateful for what I have
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Apr
@nela13 Yes, we have so much to be thankful for, even when we don't have a lot of money.
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@LeaPea2417 (18594)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Apr
That is good to pay attention to. I am thankful to God for all my blessings.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
We should never overlook our blessings, from God:)
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@LeaPea2417 (18594)
• Toccoa, Georgia
18 Apr
@kobesbuddy I agree.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Apr
@LeaPea2417 Negativity can become a very bad habit:(
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• Bandung, Indonesia
17 Apr
better enjoy life that way than have to complain
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Complaining gets us heard, but others eventually refuse to listen.
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• Bandung, Indonesia
17 Apr
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@Langitsenjabnd So, it's best to focus on the positive aspects of our life and live free of our shame and past failures!
@JudyEv (115930)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
Oh dear, what has Kobe done?
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Kobe didn't actually do anything, I was just kidding around:) He's always a sweetheart!
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@JudyEv (115930)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy Because our pets can't talk we can always 'blame' them or pretend to, can't we? I'm he's been good.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@JudyEv Yes, Kobe is such a faithful friend, he's the sweetest dog I've ever owned:)
@spiderdust (5541)
• San Jose, California
16 Apr
Right now the smell of my orange blossoms are overpowering the smell of my roses (at least at night), but they all smell beautiful.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Apple blossoms are wonderful, too:)
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• San Jose, California
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy You know, I don't think I've ever smelled apple blossoms. I should go find an apple orchard soon and see what they smell like.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Apr
@spiderdust They are a white blossoms and the smell is beautiful:)
• India
18 Apr
That's nice to know. Glad you are doing well. Have a very great Wednesday
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Apr
Thank you very much, and you have a great Wednesday, also
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@toniganzon (48055)
• Philippines
17 Apr
It's always nice to take our time and just be grateful for what we already have, especially the simple things that we tend to neglect.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
We've been blessed in so many ways and we should definitely be grateful:)
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@anikoonline (2137)
• Hungary
17 Apr
I smelled tulips yesterday. It was great. We should not forget the things that we can be grateful for. I think it is the part of the human nature that we don't appreciate enough what we have.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
You are absolutely right, about this! We need to appreciate, what God has blessed us with:)
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@aninditasen (1129)
• Raurkela, India
17 Apr
So we should always squeeze out time to take the essence of life like the essence of the lovely rose.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Yes, Anindita! That was exactly what I was talking about, thank you:)
@caopaopao (2530)
• China
17 Apr
We should be thankful to life. We should cherish what we own.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Mostly, we are to be thankful for God's love and the family, the Lord has blessed us with:)
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@sw8sincere (2395)
• Philippines
17 Apr
wow that is such a beautiful rose. I have never seen any rose that has a different color other than white and red. Thanks for sharing. =)
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Roses come in many different colors, there are even ones that are dyed.
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@lynnief (927)
• Australia
17 Apr
It's always good to stop and take some time to recognize how blessed we are, and to be grateful.
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@kobesbuddy (36622)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
Yes, Lynn:) I have been blessed, in many ways!
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