stop and smell the roses

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stop and smell the roses

To become calm and reflect upon the finer or more enjoyable aspects of life, especially when one has become overworked or overly stressed. You can't keep working these 80 hour workweeks, John! You have to stop and smell the roses, or else what is all that work even for?
See also: and, rose, smell, stop
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5 -- color) Tressie Manor, an Australian native, stops and smells the roses in her Canoga Park garden.