Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 42)

by Patrick Liew on October 7, 2011

How then should we ‘smell the roses?’

This is one question that I have been asking and searching for an answer.

I have heard so many times and by so many different people that I should ‘smell the roses.’ These same people have hardly prescribed a way to do it.

I shall attempt to share with you what I have learned so far about ‘smelling the roses.’

Hopefully, it will inspire you to do it and to find better ways to make it a vital part of your life.


To ‘smell the roses,’ I need to focus my heart, mind and soul on the beauty of the moment.

When I’m in awe with the petal of a flower, I am totally mesmerized by the colour, texture, and the complete make-up of the petal.

Other than the petal, the mind has blocked off the rest of the environment  from my view. I am also not distracted by any changes around it.


I am totally saturated in the moment. I am soaking in and savouring the beauty, and indulging in it with all my senses.

In doing so, time seems to have been frozen and any other thoughts – vanished from my mind. I lose myself in the wonder of the experience.


Inevitably at such a moment, my mind and heart will be bathing in a myriad of positive feelings and emotions. I am intoxicated with the bliss of the moment.

Capturing The Moment

Where possible, I want to capture the moment clearly in my being.

It can be a mental record of the experience.

If necessary, I may take a photograph, journal my reflections, or acquire something that will help me trigger my memory of the moment.


I will lift up my heart with gratefulness and thanksgiving to our Creator for the experience. By doing so, I am also forming neural pathways that can help me recall the experience and relive the magic of the moment.

When I appreciate the experience, it will help me to relish and enjoy it on a deeper level.

Sharing The Experience

When I share about the experience with other, I deepen my savouring of the moment.

I can live through the experience and even enjoy the emotional shower that results from it. It will brighten my heart and my life.

Over the years, I have learned that there’s no end to enjoying the ‘smell of the roses.’

It continues to enrich my life – and lift me to new heights. It helps me to live a FUNtastic life.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Transformation blog at

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we ‘smell the roses?’



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