Stop, pause, breathe, look all around,
break from staring at the ground.
Admire skies filled with sunshine,
opened eyes expand your mind.
Focus on the good in life,
not just on worn troubled strife.
Enjoy short breaks after a hike,
soak fresh breeze riding a bike.
Find great joy reading a book.
Good advice expressed with looks.
Teary eyes from laughing strong,
singing to your favorite song.
Perfumed thoughts start with one rose,
inhale deep, tickle your nose.
Nostrils guide you towards baked treats,
peppermints, coffees, and teas.
Discover joy on a boat ride.
Not winning first, knowing you tried.
A mirrored face that smiles and winks.
Conversations that made you think.
Stolen senses from romance.
Happy memories of a fun dance.
A mountain, beach, or city lights.
Your inner child feeling alright.
Remembering happy birthdays.
Celebrate fun holidays.
Cease from looking back at sorrows,
instead, build pleasant tomorrows.
Heartfelt joy needs no money,
bliss turns blood into honey,
flies like a dove up above,
experience sweet, divine love.
– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy