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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op and smell the "You have to stop and smell the roses sometimes.
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.
Residents are invited to stop and smell the roses Sunday as the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society hosts its annual rose garden tours at the homes of three of its members.
For the first half of their lives, most simply lack the patience required to stop and smell the roses, much less take care of them.
Fortunately, with the help of an automated, state-of-the-art watering system, Metrolina Greenhouses excels at its production and can take a little more time to stop and smell the roses.
On the card, Jeff had written, ``Remember to stop and smell the roses.
Stop and Smell the Roses -- Some of the best memories are unplanned and often cost nothing.
She's not allowed herself to stop and smell the roses.
MeriStar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:MMH), the nation's largest independent hotel management company, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced the launch of the Stop and Smell the Roses campaign to benefit cystic fibrosis (CF) research.
The campaign theme, Stop and Smell the Roses, grew out a nickname for the disease, "65 Roses," coined by a young boy with CF who found the name "cystic fibrosis" difficult to pronounce.
As the film unfolds and the two men become fast friends, there's plenty of time for Harry to stop and smell the roses.