Friday, October 30, 2009

Sensory Treats

I love the taste of:

  • Mocha frappuccino with a shot of caramel
  • My mom's noodles
  • Candied sweet potatoes
  • An ice cold Coca-Cola on a hot day
  • Flourless chocolate cake

I love the sight of:

  • My grandkids' smiling faces
  • New books to read
  • A rainbow
  • The Mississinewa river
  • Fountain pens

I love the sound of:

  • Old time rock and roll
  • Wind chimes
  • 80's dance music
  • Children laughing
  • A flute

I love the smell of:

  • Coffee (even though I don't like to drink it very much)
  • Cinnamon and apple
  • Paul Sebastian men's cologne
  • A bookstore
  • Fresh cut grass

I love the feel of:

  • A baby's soft skin
  • Flannel sheets
  • A book in my hands (you knew that had to be in there somewhere!)
  • A hug
  • A soft kiss

These sensory treats were inspired by Jamie Ridler's entry that she wrote after being inspired by the work she's doing in The Joy Diet by Martha Beck. Jamie leads an on-line group called The Next Chapter . The group works through a book in unison and writes up their response weekly. I thought about joining this group because I have the book, I love Martha Beck, and I would love to be in a group like this. I've followed the group as they've worked through other books. At the time they started, I still didn't have a reliable computer, and I just didn't know if I would stick with the exercises. Maybe I'll join the next one. Until then, I check in, read their entries, and then do some of the exercises on my own. I guess that is "Learning by Lurking!"

So, how about you? What are some of your sensory treats?

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