“Stop and smell the roses.”
I always thought that meant that you should appreciate beauty in the world, wherever you find it. Or acknowledge living things when you can.
But that’s not really what it’s saying.
Stop and smell the roses means that you’re staying in the moment. You’re not worrying about what you are doing next week or the next moment. You’re simply admiring what life has to offer in this one.
I’d encourage you to do more stopping and sniffing. You may never know when you can do it again.