Mark: Hi, Joanne. You look a little tired. Are you OK?
Joanne: Hey, Mark. Yeah, I’m all right. I have been really busy recently. My new job is pretty demanding and I’ve got a few big projects to complete for school. I haven’t been sleeping very well, but I’ll be OK.
Stop and smell the roses is a common English expression that can be used as friendly advice to someone who may be working too much or too hard.
If you take a break (stop) and enjoy the simple pleasures in life (and smell the roses), everything can be a little more enjoyable!
This idiom can be found
in LSI’s textbook titled “Reading Foundations” This book is used at LSI to
teach the Level 2 Reading/Vocabulary class. For more informatioin please visit www.languagesystems.com