If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful? I came across this terrific question recently, and it’s perfect for my topic today! Taking my last week’s thought to surround ourselves with positive people, this week I want to share how important it is to speak only positive words. Of course we wouldn’t intentionally say negative things about others—that’s not our true nature. But sometimes we don’t even realize we are doing it.
I was reminded this past week about how important taking time off can be—and that we should enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I’d let my crazy schedule get the best of me, only to realize that I was not taking any time for myself to simply “be.” Seeing how frazzled I was, a good friend pointed out to me, “Shari, if you never take time to stop and smell the roses, you’re missing half the fun in life!” The truth of her words rang in my ears, and I suddenly remembered the importance of taking time for ourselves.