One can tell how savory and spicy a meal is
By the aroma it releases;
You can recognize your favorite ingredient or otherwise;
By just sniffing the air;
And you decide if you would enjoy the meal or not.
One can choose to keep an open mind;
Sometimes it pays off;
Other times, one is filled with disappointment and regret.
We all have our aura;
Some exude elegance;
Whiles others are grossly uncouth;
Some have the appeal of pleasantness;
Others reek of ill-natured disposition;
Some are humble;
Some can be seen as proud and haughty;
Some lovable, others barely tolerable;
Our attitude and disposition are aromatic;
And most people can sense it right.
Smelling good and speaking foul;
Is just as repellent as smelling terrible.
Playing nice with people whiles thinking ill of them;
Is like holding in gas and hoping no one would notice;
Cause sooner or later, it will show;
And people will discover the real you;
Just as wine connoisseurs can tell a wine’s quality
By merely smelling it;
Sharp observers can infer who we are;
By how we carry ourselves about;
It could be a look, comment or gesture;
You would like people to have pleasant thoughts of you;
After you’ve parted ways, wouldn’t you?
Then check your aroma.
Just as the aroma of a dish goes a long way;
In how much it is enjoyed;
We can only enjoy the relationships we forge;
When we put on the right attitude;
And exude goodness, loyalty and trust;
It’s what will make people want to reciprocate these qualities;
Even if it is foreign to them;
Because in order to expect from another,
You first must be portraying it.
What’s your fragrance like?
What’s the first three things people think of;
At the thought of you?
Funny, sweet, goodhearted;
Or mean, bitter and vindictive?
What’s the first impression you create in the minds of others?
Some might get it wrong, of course;
But everyone can’t be mistaken;
As you spray your cologne or perfume before you step out;
Make sure your aroma is sweet-smelling as well.
© Josephine Amoako 2016