Posted by: jmwilsonmga | December 26, 2012

Eat the Roses – Smell the Frosting

My 16-month old son wears me out. I love spending time with him, but keeping the awareness level of a traffic controller for long stretches of time, just to keep him safe, is exhausting. He wants to look, touch and taste everything!  He’s like a ninja, quickly moving from one hazard to the next. Light socket. Staircase.  Sharp thing. Undefinable plastic choking hazard that no one knew was under the couch. He finds and explores it all!

What if adults paid even half the attention to the everyday magic around us in the same way a child does?

Don’t you think you’d appreciate things more? During this busy time of year, knocking ourselves out to get the perfect gifts, decorate, cook, bake and entertain, how can we fit in the time to enjoy the fruits of our labors?

I am about to share something about myself that is a definitely a bit odd and perhaps a little embarrassing. I enjoy putting things against my face.  Super weird right?  As weird as it is, this helps me enhance my awareness and appreciation for certain things. Call me kooky but if I come upon an interesting texture, I am not going to let my hands have all the fun; I’m going to put it on my face! It’s just something I do. Don’t judge me.  Most people don’t even realize that I do it, but those that know me well have probably caught me in the act and they all seem to agree that this behavior is really strange. To me this only proves my point that as adults we rarely stop to experience life like a toddler.

We don’t slow down enough to explore the simple things and enjoy them for what they are.

I encourage you this busy holiday season to take time to notice and enjoy your world, your family, your friends, your co-workers and all of the culinary indulgences of the Christmas season! For lack of a better way of saying it, do as the cliché says, and stop to smell the roses…or heck, feel them or eat them or whatever suits you best. Life is too short not to fully experience all the world has to offer, both big and small.  So darn it if I want to pat a soft powdered donut against my cheek, I’m going to do it and I suggest you find whatever works for you to slow down and enjoy the everyday wonders of your world!

Julie--Updated-Dec-2010About the Author : Julie Stevens, Promotion Coordinator

Julie joined the J.M. Wilson Team in 2003 and serves as the Promotion Coordinator.  She plans our monthly promotional schedules, creates and sends fax and Product Brief email blasts, maintains content on our website, writes and sends press releases, creates and manages printed materials, and promotes J.M. Wilson’s events.  She loves graphic design and that her position allows her to be creative and work on a variety of projects.  Outside of the office, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, photography, scrapbooking, and cooking.

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