This week’s prompt (#25) in the 2016 Gratitude 52 Art Journal Challenge is “Sketch, quote or illustrate your appreciation for the sense of smell.” An immediate assocation popped into my head, from a recent sermon.
Our son is a pastor. He is currently preaching a series on “Discovering Real Joy.” We were visiting in his church when he preached a message about the joy of fellowship (working together) in a church family. He used some object lessons, and for the first one, he used a Keurig to brew a cup of fresh, hot coffee. He was demonstrating how the ground coffee and the water work together to make a wonderful cup of coffee. As he picked up the cup, he raised the cup to his nose and said, “I don’t know about you, but the smell of freshly-brewed coffee brings me joy.” I was thinking, “That is so true.”
A fragrance/smell/scent can change a mood, it can bring back a memory, it can create a sense of well-being. I am thankful for the sense of smell.
Going to have a cup of coffee now. Need me some joy.
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