Stop & Smell The Roses

It’s the lyrics to a song by Ringo Starr. The title was catchy and thought I’d read the lines from that song. The words are simple, but it has some deeper meaning. Made me asked myself, when was the last time I stopped and smelled the roses?

Hey Mister
Where you going in such a hurry
Don’t you think it’s time you realized
There’s a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
And there right before your eyes

Before you went to work this morning in the city
Did you spent some time with your family
Did you kiss your wife and tell her that she’s pretty
Did you take your children to your breast and love them tenderly

Did you ever take a walk through the forest
Stop and dream a while among the trees
Well you can look up through the leaves right straight to heaven
You can almost hear the voice of God
In each any every breeze

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You’ve got to count your many blessings everyday
You’re gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don’t Stop and Smell the roses along the way


  1. thess · September 21, 2007

    Bulaklak, ang ganda ng bulaklak
    Ang bango ng bulaklak
    Dulot sa ‘tinn ay…..galak

    Kuh takes a bow and utters ‘ Maraming salamat po ‘

    hay naku sister, hindi ko inaamoy bulaklak sa garden at puno na naman ng ‘regalo’ galing sa mga pusa ng kapitbahay!! *lol*

    but! I always thank The Lord for all His blessings and guidance. And for standing by me to win over life’s challenges.

    May you have a good weekend, Nell. Take it easy!!

  2. sardonicnell · September 21, 2007

    hello, sister thess! kakaiba eto at may song number pa, hehehe. what’s important is that we stop and reflect from time to time. there’s a lot to be grateful for, dba?

    have a great week end as well and God bless =)

  3. cheh · September 21, 2007

    ang ganda nya! sing ganda ko! hala pagbigyan na lang hahaha

    Happy weekend nell! tlc!

  4. Meeya · September 21, 2007

    natatawa naman ako sa comment ni thess, may song number pa hehehe. dapat live! 😀

    pero tama ka nell, dapat talaga may time tayo to sit back and relax. baka sa sobrang pagmamadali, we miss out on the good things. 🙂

    have a great weekend! 🙂

  5. sardonicnell · September 21, 2007

    thank you, cheh! i’m sure your beautiful as that red rose. have a great week end with your family, God bless =)

  6. sardonicnell · September 21, 2007

    oh dba, panalo ang performance ni sister thess. hahaha! thanks so much, meeya for the kind words. it is important to slow down every once in a while. tao lang tayo, so we need time to recharge and reflect on things. have a wonderful week end as well, first day of autumn na this sunday. grabe bilis ng araw! ingats, mwaaaah =)

  7. chase · September 21, 2007

    I definitely agree that it is nice to stop and think the beautiful things that you’ve got coz it makes you feel more alive and the appreciate as well the beauty of this world

  8. sardonicnell · September 21, 2007

    thank you, chase! thanks for your kind comment and visiting my blog.

    if we ever want to live long in this lifetime, we better take some occassional breaks. we’re only human, after all. dba? thanks again and God bless =)

  9. eric aka senor enrique · September 22, 2007

    Was it in the movie, Joe The Volcano, in which Tom Hanks said, “Stop and smell the river?”

    Beautiful photo of a rose, Nell. Was it taken from your garden? Ganda naman!

  10. sardonicnell · September 23, 2007

    hello eric! thanks for the visit hah. i took this picture couple months ago at this rose garden in san mateo. it was so beautiful there. thanks for the kind compliments and glad you like it!

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