stop and smell the roses


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stop and smell the roses

To take time to enjoy 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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Whilst on an intellectual level, I fully understand and agree with the famous quote, 'Take time to stop and smell the roses', I am still somewhat frustrated by my restricted ability to be a 'human being', rather than a 'human doing'.
I do wish the current crop would stop and smell the roses.
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Stop and smell the roses is a cliched phrase so commonly suggested to people who need to slow down that I'm not sure any of us notice the second verb in the sentence: smell.
The commemoration worked like this: Each bank employee presented each person encountered that day (whether in the bank, with friends or family, or out on the street) with two white roses and a note that read: "Let's take the time to stop and smell the roses. We encourage you to offer the second rose, in the same spirit, to a friend, family member ...
Sometimes teachers forget to "stop and smell the roses." Aesthetic and expressive experiences can increase feelings of belonging and self-esteem, and help students learn to reach for those expressive experiences.
The billboard Weiser passes each morning may serve as a reminder to "stop and smell the roses" but this is a young man with a deeply instilled value system who has carefully crafted priorities.
No time to stop and smell the roses? DigiScents plans to change that with its Smell Digital Scent Technology.
op and smell the "You have to stop and smell the roses sometimes."
Ironically I think even the most avid gardeners sometimes forget to just "stop and smell the roses" as it were.