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Stop and Smell the Flowers

by Matt on November 13, 2009

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.”
-Leonardo DaVinci

As the weekend approaches we, here at Simple Truths, find ourselves in weather a bit colder than last weekend. The realization that winter has arrived is undeniable! What do you have this weekend? No doubt with the holiday season on our heels, you are quite busy!

Today, to give you a quick encouragement, I would like to share a picture with you. The season for flowers has passed, and about the only green living thing around here right now is grass. So, I thought it might be appropriate to throw a splash of color to complement the scene outside, even if these wildflowers are only on your computer screen:

I wish you the best this weekend, and that you might have some time to stop and smell the flowers in your life!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Gerri Beckerman November 13, 2009 at 7:15 pm

I live in Florida where we are blessed with some beautiful fall wildflowers. Take a ride down some of the less traveled highways of Florida this time of year; there are some spectacular views.
What a blessing it is to live where we can have flowers year round.

James Boosinger November 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Your photos are nothing short of amazing! I am a VIP member, and couldn’t be happier. God Bless You Always!!! James

JackieO November 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Your inspirations are a blessing and I appreciate them, thankyou all so very much.

Jacob Nathaniel Shepherd November 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm

All Bee’s love honey and the flowers manufacture the raw material!

The Bee And The Rose

There is a bee sitting on your nose,
I’m sure that he’s looking for a rose.
He’ll have to leave his lofty perch
And embark into a much wider search!

Don’t worry a bee won’t sting all on his own,
But be sure to leave him there alone.
Just give him time to go away,
Don’t swat at him and make his day!

We know the bee is looking for something sweet,
And there’s nothing sweet but awfully neat,
About a nose that’s also looking for a rose,
So follow that bee wherever he goes!

Please don’t disturb him while he feeds,
Upon that rose which satisfies his needs.
Right now he’s happy and content,
And your nose can catch that wonderful scent!

So this just goes to show that things work out,
Don’t get all upset and rant and shout,
Disturb the bee and invite his sting.
Just leave him be and he’ll do his thing!

The bee is smart and knows full well,
That if he stings that’s his death knell.
So let him search and find that rose,
And spread that scent for that poor nose!

Copyright 2009

Jacob Nathaniel Shepherd

E. Augenstein November 15, 2009 at 5:06 am

I look forward to each of your postings. I have purchased and enjoy several of your books. I am wondering if I might use a poem or thought from one of them on occasion in writing an article for a church newsletter, giving of course recognition for the source.

E. Augenstein November 15, 2009 at 5:09 am

I am waiting an answer to my question posed above.

Matt November 16, 2009 at 10:18 am

To respond to you, E. Augenstein, you may use excerpts from our books, blog posts, and newsletters. You can also share our movies (just as long as you’re not using it in a conference people paid to attend). Hope that helps!

sarath krishnan November 17, 2009 at 12:31 am

I’ve read your post,and I tried to feel it. I said “I tried to feel it” , because I am in kerala,India. Here we haven’t winter or summer in the strict sense.

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