I stand in a crowded room,
But it feels like I’m alone.
Their eyes look right through me;
The smiles not meant for me.
I reach out for anyone
To take my hand and see me.
In a room so full of life
Mine seems to not matter.
Crying out in desperation
The tears well in my eyes.
In this world so full of love
Why do I feel so alone?
We pass by each other every day
Fleeting glances and curt words
We have become a society
Enamored with how busy we are
That sometimes what we need the most
Is to slow down and to be held
The pounding in my head
Never seems to stop
My temples throb with pain
My vision blurs and wanes
My stomach twists in knots
There’s ringing in my ears
This migraine won’t go away
Can someone make this stop
When I am sitting down by the ocean
There is a sense of peace that comes
Like a wave that washes over me
Bringing a sense of tranquility
I look out across the blue ocean
That stretches out beyond the horizon
And know that someone out there
Is looking right back at me
There are moments in life
Where we seem to lose sight
Of all the things in our lives
That should matter the most
So we should take the time
To take a deep breath or two
And slow things down a bit
To enjoy the little things in life
There is nothing quite like being in nature.
The wind that rustles through the trees above;
The river that rushes down the hill side;
Birds that chirp and fly through the air;
Deer that graze peacefully nearby.
Everything is acting and living in harmony.
There is not a worry in the world
As I close my eyes and soak it all in.
More often than we care to admit
We get carried away with the day’s demands.
We feel the need that we need to busy ourselves
With tasks that don’t always need our attention.
Yet it seems that this way of life is addicting
Since we follow this pattern day in and day out.
So I want you to take this moment
To just breathe.