Can you smell a sunrise? It smells dewey and fresh, like wet laundry when you first hang it on the line to dry. Can you taste a sunrise? It tastes cold and bright, like sparkling snow with a splash of lemonade. Can you feel a sunrise? It feels young and reassuring, like a child taking your hand.
My goal this winter is to create my own sunshine despite the wet Seattle weather and this month I am focusing on creating beautiful sunrises for myself every day. So, how can I manage to create the same feelings I mention above?
Smell: I have been using my great smelling lotions that I normally save for special occasions. It brings a smile to my face as I smell the lovely scents. I have also been using my big vanilla candle that, again, I used to save for when we had company over. Why did I never use these things before? I am special and every day is special and both deserve to smell great.
Taste: I have been buying more citrus and am loving the difference it makes in my day. By simply adding a squirt of lemon or lime to my food I greatly enhance the pleasure I get from it. I also love the bright colors they make in my kitchen.
Feel: I am trying to be more physically affectionate with my children. The power of touch is an amazing thing. It is very difficult to feel lonely, useless, or cold, when hugging a vibrant, loving child. I have never been a "touchy-feely" kind of person but I'm slowly being converted by my awesome children.
What other things could I do in order to Smell, Taste, and Feel the sunrise on a daily basis?