The Magical Rose Garden

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
Dale Carnegie

This morning many people are mourning loved ones who were taken suddenly and tragically. The 25 victims of the commuter train accident in Los Angeles, the hurricane victims over the last few weeks and then early this morning the crash of a jet in Russia, no survivors. And of course this week the 7th anniversary of 9/11.

Sometimes all of the grief can paralyze you from any action. One of the ways I worked through 9/11 was by writing, writing about anger, fear, loss and unfairness and then writing about all of the things I had and was grateful for. Although much of that writing will never see the light of day it was very helpful as a way to work through my feelings. Today, take 15 minutes to write about all of the roses that are blooming outside your window.

The Writing Nag

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1 comment

  1. This is very nice. Thanks for reminding us to do just that. Our lives get too busy with so much stuff to do, we tend to forget to stop and smell the roses.


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