Stop & smell the roses

Showing Tim around NYC has given me the best excuse to be a tourist in my own city. I've grown up here but I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've never been to the top of the Empire State Buildng (I have been to the Top of the Rock); I've never visited Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty up close; and I have yet to venture to Fire Island like I've always said I want to. 

So on Monday, since my dad and I had off, we ventured to the Botanic Garden. It might have been my first time there, too. I took in deep breaths as we were all surrounded by Mother Nature right in the middle of the city. 

I think it's important to let go of technology for a bit and to step outside. To appreciate where we are and to respect our earth. Nature really is so beautiful. We ought to stop and smell the roses a little more. 

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