Instructions for the journey of life
As they say, "Stop and smell the roses."
But also, stop and smell the skunks,
for they are part of the journey, too.
Taste the bittersweet chocolate of your life.
Look up when you are down,
but don't forget to look down when you are up.
Listen to the heartbeat of the world around you
and revel in those sounds,
whether they are sirens or swallows,
they are a part of your world,
a part of your journey.
Feel your world--Feel it with flesh AND soul.
Don't be too hard on yourself when you fail at these things,
because you WILL fail.
You will fall.
But it's all part of the journey.