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Have we forgotten to stop and smell the roses?

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Are we experiencing that our days are getting shorter and shorter although God has given us the same twenty-four hours daily since Adam or since the Good Earth was created? Is it just our gut-feelings that as to compare with the yesteryears, the days were longer, or we are getting to the end of the world or better known as ‘dooms-day?

Have we ever wished that we could do something without any appurtenances or more rewarding and more meaningful in our lives?

What is more important, is it we, ourselves, lives, families, jobs, friends and the cornucopia of living in this world? More often than not, it just drifts off and we take it frivolously or rather our Achilles’ heel in managing our destiny.

We tend to be oblivious of the many opportunities we have to savour and enjoy, let it be those little things that can bring us joy and happiness as well as the pleasure of life has to offer. Do we really know which is important or more important right now than the life we wish for? We need to question ourselves of our priority in life.

If only we could find the little things that can make us happy or bring us pleasure, perhaps going out of the way to experience the steps or the road less travelled or as the English saying, ‘take time to smell the roses’; the scent of the nearby flowers, as this will boost our mirth and merriment as well as moral and happiness.

As a student studying in school, college or university, we’re too engrossed with our studies, assignments, exams and at times forget to even call up and say hello to our parents, siblings and friends. Yes, we can understand that the life of a student is to focus on studies but we’re aware that students do take their little precious time on their smart-phone or busy with Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams and cornucopia of other Applications oblivious of the surroundings and perhaps do not know how to absolve themselves or absquatulate from reality.

We need to slow down and enjoy life, but that is what we’re doing, enjoying ourselves with our little thingy gadgets and that actually pass us by. Most of the time we are scared of what the future holds. Ask ourselves, are we able to find the right partner, are we going to be successful in life, will we make our parents proud of our achievements and are we going to die soon?

Many times we get ensnared with abominable things or something abstruse and we forget to live our lives. So, slow down and just enjoy life, don’t let it pass you by and take time to stop and smell the roses.

Have we ever wondered and mull over things that are so dear to us rather than just ignore the possibility of making out the things we need to do immediately? Are we really busy or are we making ourselves busy, or busy body? We always blame that we don’t have enough time but are we not aware that all of us are given the same hours every day, whether you’re the Prime Minister, President, student, staff or even the vagabonds. These are just but a few of the subterfuges that we use as an escapism to just tell the world that we’re not at fault and we’re never at fault.

As they say, ‘the sun will rise every morning whether you get up or not, that is the job of God’, but for us, are we sure that we will wake up the next morning and the morning after.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love and be loved, to appreciate that you are still given another day, then make the day count. We’re always complaining and whining just about everything that is not right and always blame others rather that yourselves. We point our index fingers to others but forget that the rest of our fingers are pointing back to us.

Have we ever wondered the myriad colour of roses, red, pink, white and yellow? Instead of just walking by the roses and just by lookingat their colours, why not give them a sniff and enjoy the beauty they have to offer.

The next time you pass someone on the street or along the corridor, don’t just look at them or ignore but say hello with a big smile, and make a difference in someone’s life.

Leonard Nimoy or ‘Mr Spock’ from Star trek always says this to his friends in the Enterprise ship, “Live long and prosper”.

So, to all my avid, voracious, fervent readers and followers, “Stop and smell the roses, because before you know it, the roses have withered and wilted and have gone forever”. ‘Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You are only here for a short visit. Take time to smell the roses’. Walter Hagen

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Aminalrashid Mohd Hussain is a bibliophile, logophile as well as epeolatry. He loves to connect with people and believes in the saying “A smile costs nothing but gives much”. He can be contacted at amin@kym.edu.my The views expressed are entirely the writer’s own.

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