Every morning I thank God that I was able to get up and be able to see, smell, taste, hear, and feel. I take a few moments to acknowledge examples of each of those sensations. These are the ones I noticed this morning:
See: the dawning light coming through the shutters; the information feed streaming across the bottom of the television screen during the morning news; and with the aid of eyeglasses, everything in front of my face.
Smell: the aroma of coffee brewing; the pomegranate-mango body wash as I shower; and just a hint of dog funk emanating from an excited dog.
Taste: the cool, refreshing water as I quench my thirst; the coffee as I wake up; and the flavors of smoked salmon and tangerines as I eat my breakfast.
Hear: the chatter of the morning news broadcast; the purr of DJ as he greets me after a night’s slumber; and music as I drive in to work.
Feel: the soft fur of DJ; the warm water as I shower; and the arms wrapped around me when we hug goodbye for the day.
I am grateful that my senses work as well as they do and I hope to never take them for granted.