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Weekend Quote: Just Be

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This weekend’s quote was chosen to describe my approach to today. Lately I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed. There are so many things I’m trying to do. Trying to accomplish. Honestly, I feel like I’ve been pursuing something for YEARS…

A degree. Another degree. A house. A number on the scale. A better job. A new house. A book deal. etc. etc. etc.

It never ends!

I seem to have grown into a very goal orientated person. I say “grown” because I never really considered myself driven. But as I get older, I know what I want out of life and I do my best to achieve it. I mean, why wouldn’t I?

But sometimes… you have to slow down. You just have to.

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Robert Brault

I love this quote because it reminds me that I don’t need to achieve something else, something new, to be happy. I don’t need to be thinner. Or wearing a specific size. Or living in a specific house. Or working a specific job.

I guess what I’m saying is sometimes you have to step and smell the roses.

And that’s exactly what I did today. I had the best Saturday ever!  But I’ll fill you in tomorrow. I’m logging off to enjoy the rest of my happy day. :)

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    maria @ Chasing the Now

    April 24, 2010

    On wow, Roni. I love that quote. Thanks for sharing. I feel the same way sometimes. It’s good to stop and enjoy.


    April 25, 2010

    Love the quote! I was having one of those days yesterday and I went for a walk…and LITERALLY stopped to smell the roses and they smelled AMAZING! It seemed to remind me that I need to slow down and enjoy what I DO have sometimes instead of always wanting more or something different!

    Thanks for being an inspiration!


    April 25, 2010

    So true! Enjoy your weekend! :)


    April 25, 2010

    Love this! Always enjoy the moments!


    April 25, 2010

    Great quote! Sometimes slowing down to just enjoy all you have is just what you need when you feel overwhelmed.


    April 25, 2010

    I had this moment Thursday of this week. I realized how much time I wasted worrying about these things. I stressed me out trying to accomplish them. I too have pursued a degree, I am working on another one, and I am frustrated about that number on the scale. I really need to refocus, but for me, I just don’t know how to refocus. I need to learn how to enjoy life. I have been this way for the longest since I had my first child and by the way I lost my first child at 25 weeks, she lived for 1 month, – this was the most traumatizing event of my life, and I had 2 beautiful children afterwards a girl 9, and my son 13. I need to learn to enjoy life. I will be meditating on this and some how, figure out how to do this. You web site is inspiring to me and I hope that you succeed in your goals.


    April 25, 2010

    great quote and message! so hard to do sometimes though. glad you were able to do it!


    April 25, 2010

    Sometimes we are so busy that we don’t realize that life is passing by. Sounds like you had a “Feris Beuller” type of day. Good for you!


    April 25, 2010

    Good for you. You have done a lot in the recent years. Go ahead and take Sunday off as well :) . And then get back to work on Monday. Just messing around – I think you are right – everyone needs to remember that life is supposed to be enjoyed. I am trying to find a simple pleasure every day. For example, last weekend I looked for 30 seconds uninterrupted at my freshly cut yard and tired not to think about anything else – just enjoyed it. I try to find something simple like that to remind me that it does not take changing the world to be happy. I agree that we should take days like your Saturday – but sometimes even 30 seconds can make a big difference. Anyway – like the Sara3000 mentioned – keep inspiring and good luck.

    April 25, 2010

    Beautiful quote! I am so glad you had an awesome day.

    I love that quote. I feel as if too often we are always looking forward to the next big thing, the next goal, the grass is greener place…we rarely stop to smell the roses in this fast paced life we lead. I’m so glad you are having a great weekend! :)


    April 25, 2010

    Being is very good. I am working on more of that myself…:-)


    April 25, 2010

    Ooh, I need to work on that. I realized today I was even trying to “speed cook” so I would have time to do more things on my checklist – that’s bad! Glad you had an awesome weekend, you deserve it.