stop to smell the roses

stop to smell the roses

To take time to appreciate 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 to smell the roses, or else what is all that work even for?
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