The holiday season can represent two sides of one coin. It can be joyful and, at the sametime, stressful. It is where you can create memories of happiness but also sadness, especially if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. During the holidays you can find all of the planning and preparation to be lively or dreadful. Though a time when your responsibilities may increase, your patience is tested, and your tolerance is tempted, youhave to pay very close attention. How can you do that? You can pay attention through your five major senses. Can you guess the right sense for each of these statements?
Sight: Colorful Candy Canes-Admire the views. A lot of times we take what we see for granted. This is
usually the result of our minds not being in the present moment, but instead regretting the past and
fretting over the future.
Smell: Cinnamon-scented Candles-Take time to smell the roses.
Hearing: Calming Christmas Carols-Receive words of wisdom.
Taste: Creamy Chocolate Cookies-While you want to resist the temptation and not eat all the junk food around, you want to “Keep it sweet” when it comes to your interactions with others.
Touch: Cozy-Cushioned Couch- Care for yourself and make time to relax.
As human beings, we have senses for a reason. Let’s use these faculties to the best of our abilities.
During the holidays our senses are sensitive anyway. It is better to consciously feed our senses rather
than having them react to uncontrollable circumstances. See. Smell. Hear. Taste. Touch. Now that’s
what you call true living!