Our days are busy. We often miss the flowers along the roadside. The hummingbird at the feeder skits past before we recognize it. The smells of the air after a summer thunderstorm remain lost to our senses. Instead, we focus on the distractions of daily life.
If only we stopped to enjoy the world around us. Just a few minutes to reflect with a loved one on the wondrous beauty around us would make us wealthy in ways beyond money.
Toes dipped in the ocean will dry in seconds. But walking that path with a friend will enrich our souls forever.
Footprints carved in sand
Transformed into memories
An ocean of wealth
The inspiration for this haibun comes from Carpe Diem’s Kamishibai #3 post. The picture used for the prompt was beautiful and made my mind wander in a million directions. But I finally settled on the short poem that appeared, above. Enjoy!