Friday, 8 February 2008
A simple gift.
Whilst I relished a break at work today taking the time to peel and eat an orange that a friend gave me at lunch yesterday. A simple but somehow very special and much appreciated gift. I got thinking about how lucky I am for such a little gesture to make my day. I feel quite blessed that I can amuse my senses and find fulfillment in such unsophisticated things.
Sight-all the different blossom trees bursting into flower in spring.
I'm lucky to live near a huge park and there are pink and white Magnolia's, Cherry, Hawthorn and chestnut trees to name a few.
Sound-the mixture of chattering garden birds outside my open window as dawn breaks. Before the seagulls get too rowdy and the traffic level rises.
Smell-my fingertips after I have peeled citrus fruits.
Especially limes or oranges.
Feel-of Dean's light kisses on my cheek as he leaves for work at five in the morning while I'm half asleep. I may grumble that he's waking me too early but I surely miss them when he is away.
Taste-sparkling spring water quenching my thirst after a few hours forgetting to drink. I just don't always remember until I'm gasping for liquid and the tiny bubbles in a glass of San Pellegrino really do the trick.
If you are as mad as me for blossom read this.
How do you entertain your five senses? Have a great weekend enjoying life's simple pleasures.