Pick one of your five senses to focus on each day. Take note of how many gifts come to you via that single port of entry. Write about this experience.
On Tuesday I looked ahead and read the challenge for Day #10 and realized that the challenge wasn't just a one day thing, so over the last few days I've been
naughty and haven't blogged taking time to appreciate my five senses.
Smell- Ok, I've got to admit... sometimes while changing Jay's diaper I'm not so thankful for my sense of smell. But, they're are so many experiences and memories in my life that come just flying back to me when I smell certain scents and I'm always so impressed by that. I'm grateful to be able to smell: coffee, candles, yummy food cooking, Josh's cologne, freshly cut grass, Jay's clean baby smell, BBQs in the summer, the smell after the rain, baking cookies... I could go on forever. While your sense of smell isn't the most important and vital sense to me, I feel that it really makes your experiences deeper.
Sight- I feel so blessed to be able to have my vision. I cannot imagine not being able to see. My sweet little brother, Brenton, is night blind and I would do anything to take that from him. My brother is one of the most amazing people I know, when he was younger he thought that everyone was like him and just couldn't see in the dark. One year when we were pretty little on Halloween he kept tripping and falling over and we kept telling him to pay attention to where he was going, he ended up falling in the ditch :( It was that night that we realized that he literally could not see a thing in the dark. Brenton never wants to seem like he has a problem or to have people feel sorry for him and he has been so blessed to have such amazing friends, whenever they go out in the dark they just put they're arms around him so they don't make a scene and lead him to where they need to go. I would take Brenton's night-blindness from him in a heartbeat if I could, but it also makes me thankful that he has his vision. Seeing what my sweet little brother has to go through makes me realize how precious or sense of sight is and not to take it for granted.
Sound- I don't know if you've ever played the game "would you rather" or not, it's a game where someone gives you two horrible scenarios and asks you which onulde you'd rather have... I hate "would you rather." Honestly, I don't want either bad thing to happen! "Would you rather be deaf or blind"-- I can never choose!! Without my sense of sound, I feel the world would be a deafeningly quiet place. Yesterday I went for a long walk with Jay sleeping away in the stroller and I realized how much I appreciate my sense of sound. I listened to the birds singing, I talked to Josh when he called to say he was coming home early, I listened to a hilarious conversation between two elementary aged kids walking home from school, heard a crazy driver and was able to get out of the senile woman's way... so many things that I normally would have taken for granted. I can't imagine life without my sense of sound and being able to hear and.
Touch- Touch is so important to me... and not in a creepy sort of way. I love the feeling of a new sweatshirt, clean sheets, a warm shower, a massage or sand in between my toes. Plus, I'm totally a hugger. I'm very thankful for the sense of touch.
Taste- Don't even get me started on taste. Sometimes I wish I didn't have the appreciation for my sense of taste that I do. If my sense of taste wasn't important I would eat bland no calorie food all day long and be completely happy ;) Taste is so important and there are so many different flavors and types of food to enjoy because of the sense of taste- yum!
What do you love about your senses?