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Oct 1, 2009

Grateful for all 5 senses

Today's Gratitude Challenge task is to focus on one of the 5 senses and be grateful for it. I thought it would be an easy task. I am so happy to be able to see the world, and witness beautiful things with my own eyes: sunset by the beach, the fall colors on the trees, beautiful card designs from Tinyprints, my son smiling and happy, etc...
However, upon further thought, I realized that I appreciate all my senses equally, and I can't really isolate one from the others. They are all so important to me, and I am so grateful to be able to enjoy them all.

Take hearing for example. I enjoy listening to music a lot and I definitely think music enriches my life. As my readers already know, I am so excited to witness my son's language development. And then, there are the random sounds of the rain falling on trees, waves by the ocean, birds singing in the early morning, laughter of friends, etc... I can't imagine what life could be without hearing. So here, I am grateful for hearing too.

And now, on to taste. This one is obviously important too. I was raised in France, so I have come to appreciate food. This passion only got stronger when I traveled internationally and discovered many other foods... and I liked them all. Yes, I am thankful for taste. And by the same token, I am thankful for smell, as all good foods also smell wonderful. Not to mention the smell of flowers and woods, fresh laundry, and many other things.

Finally, what would be life without the sense of touch? Without the hugs and kisses from my son? Without being able to feel the coziness of a warm blanket or the softness of flowers?

Really, all these senses are important to me, and I am so grateful to be able to enjoy them all. Some people have to go through life with a limited ability for one sense or the other, and I know that they are missing a lot. I am so glad I can appreciate my life through all my senses.

Want to get inspired? Learn more about the Gratitude Challenge.

2 comments:

  1. I am the same as you. It would be impossible for me to imagine life without one of my senseslet alone choose one I could do without... Interesting question as always :)
    I really like this gratitude challenge!

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  2. Thanks for your visits and comments, I really appreciate them. You are welcome to participate too, if you want. The challenge is open to anyone.

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