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?
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I do wish the current crop would stop and smell the roses.
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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.
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