30 Days of Gratitude…Just Sniff…

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It’s no big secret….we all know that others do in fact have lives filled with misery and awful situations that they just can’t get away from….but how many of us have great lives that we just take for granted?  Almost all of us….I had thought of advising to start a Gratitude Journal….if that’s what you want to do…go for it…but if you are like me you will start it…get to day 4 or 5 and then start forgetting about it….but if you want to just ponder, take five minutes each morning or each evening just to think about it….just try using the table above from Text My Journal.  Sometimes thinking about it is just as good as writing about it….chat to your family about it each day…ask them the question…

So, what smell am I grateful for today…..interesting…I have a very poor sense of smell….even though it never lets me down when they are spreading very smelly things on the fields surrounding the warehouse….oh my days!!!

Smells are interesting and invoke some great memories….I love the smell of Christmas….it usually starts about now when we start lighting the open fire and sitting in the lounge…the fire smell and the crackling sounds are so comforting….then I light candles….cinnamon….mulled wine….it’s like getting a big invisible hug….

Smells are pretty seasonal…..how about the smell of seaweed and the beach at the start of Spring…and then the smell of suntan cream and BBQs in the Summer….Autumn brings hot chocolate sweetness.

And the smell of books….new books and old books with their own unique aroma….blissful…

And Lavender oil….in the bath….on a cold day….

Smell is very closely linked with memory….probably more than any of our other senses.  It’s also linked with attraction….each of us has our very own special smell….not always good ones Christopher….If you are interested the brief scientific bits are basically described at Fifth Sense.

I don’t always wear perfume, sometimes it can be too overpowering…but when I do I am currently wearing Botanical Essence No 100 from the Liz Earle range. (not affiliate, just linking because I love it!).

So, yes I am very grateful for the sense of smell that I have….even when they are bad smells, they are just warning you not to go there, or not to eat that!  Apart from Stilton…not a great smell but fabulous taste….for me….you probably hate it…

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So today….think about your favourite smells….baking cakes….coffee brewing….flowers….whatever is your thing and enjoy the memories…and make more memories….Enjoy!!

Geri xxx

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