Take time to smell the flowers

Take time to smell the flowers

Take time to smell the flowers
As you pass along the way
Inhale their humble offering
And brighten up your day.

Each flower shares its beauty
With those who wish to see
That the most precious gifts in life
Are always given free.

For you cannot buy a rainbow
Or buy another’s love
Or barter with the ocean
Or purchase stars above.

So take time to smell the flowers
Before they fade away
Then you can keep a garden
Inside your heart each day.

– Paula Bartemeus.

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