the simple things

The other day I was flipping through a stack of my past journals, and I came across a page titled The Five Senses. On that page I had listed out five senses and what triggers that came with them. For hearing, it was loud noises, sudden noises, a constant hum at a certain pitch, that made me feel anxious. And reading through each sense got me thinking, what if I were to write them again, but instead of the worst, I put some of the best?

Say for smell, I might put down the scent of jasmine and ylang ylang shampoo that my sister uses, or the smell of lavender picked from my garden, things that gave me peace. I would focus on the better things of life, find what gave me comfort, things I could turn to when I needed a pick-me-up after a stressing day at work.

I want to challenge you to do the same. Grab a pen and some paper, make a list of the five senses, and write down the things that make you enjoy being alive.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that matter most.

Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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