Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise. This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses. It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will. Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too. Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective. So please join me in this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).
Here is my sensory round-up for the last week:
tasting :: chicken and wild rice soup, wild mushroom pasta with truffle butter, zucchini chips with a cucumber dipping sauce (this was ridiculous in the best possible way), beer battered shrimp tacos, bite-size red velvet cupcakes
hearing :: Happy singing Christmas Carols. My favorite rendition? When he sings Hark the Herald Angels Sing, he says “God and sinners wreck-it style.” It’s awesome.
smelling :: cookies. Happy and I made a giant batch of cookies to take to school for staff appreciation.
seeing :: friends. Lots of gathering around tables this week to visit with loved ones.
feeling :: cruddy. I have my first sinus infection since February and, boy, do sinus infections stink. That said, I used to get one every six weeksish so I am trying to be grateful and not whiny.
wishing :: for a crazy productive week before taking some time off with my boys to enjoy each other.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!