Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Smell the Flowers



I arrived at work at 4:30 this morning...

The stitcher wouldn't boot up properly...took to six to get it running..

At eight  the first client phoned to check on progress.. wasn't happy when I informed him we were behind schedule and his job would not make the 8:30 am deadline..

I then had an argument with one of the stuff...just after one of the other staff went home sick..

Still in a foul mood from the morning's adventures I got in the car to go and get some lunch.  While stopped at the lights I noticed an older gentleman walking along the road..I watched him stop..pause...lean over and smell some flowers that he was walking past...and then he carried on his way.  Sometimes the smallest things speaks the biggest lesson.



22 comments:

  1. Yep, it isn't the details...it is the small things that are important.
    ~k

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  2. Ouch! Not my time of the day either but hey you pulled through, and good for you to notice the old guy stop and smell the flowers. There can always be something pretty in an ugly day ;-)

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  3. Rog:

    you can't control things beyond your control and some things are just now worth stressing over, as long as you have done your best

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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  4. So flipping true! I'm glad he was there for you to see. :) Sorry your day was rough.

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  5. Oh man, I hate days that start like that. I am glad the gentleman smelling the flowers could put it into perspective for you.

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  6. Nice one Rog!

    Hope your week has got progressively better. Enjoy the long weekend!

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  7. ahhhhh... i smell red roses... did you notice what kind of flowers? :)

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    1. No I didnt..but then i am a complete idiot when it comes to thoses kind of things.

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  8. I've always been going to fast to stop and smell the roses...

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  9. And when you see something like that dont you just want to find him and tell him .. thankyou :)

    Thanks for sharing Roger :D

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  10. If I try to slow down to the pace I want someone is always annoyed and there to poke me with a cattle prod.

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  11. We all need to stop and smell the flowers - or the open road; both are good for the soul. (Glad you got out on the bike later...consider this a comment on the latest post as well.) And even better you got to meet a like minded rider who actually knew where he was going.

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    1. We were lucky that is for sure, but biking is a bit like that! And nice to hear from you to...

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