When was the last time you really smelled the coffee?

It is difficult to create a pause in life. With so many worries on our shoulders everyday, how do we find time to smell the coffee?

But are we not taking life too seriously?

Megan Porter will never have the chance to smell the coffee again.

And I don't even know her, having chanced upon the news of her passing via twitter.

Aged 24, with a lot ahead of her, the sensitivity of her soul and the prominence of her writing talents are showcased in this post titled "Coffee", written just six months ago.

Strangely prophetic. I hope she managed to find plenty of time in her last six months to smell the coffee.

And her parting gift to this world – her friends and the people who had the precious opportunity to encounter her – is for us to remember to smell the coffee.