In a world where everything is done in a hurry,

we lose the opportunity to truly live

Smelling the roses is not synonymous with,

running, agitation, and stress,

but wonderment, inquisitiveness, and curiosity.

We look for ways to engage in our everyday,

yet fail to see that it is right in front of us.

Our children, our friends, our lovers, our parents,

all whom mean more than the elusive goals we chase.

Do not mistake prestige for fulfillment,

goal-achievement for self worth,

monetary gain for happiness.

The riches we seek to fill our soul appear,

when we slow down and see what is in front of us.