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Welcome to GLADvent day Thirteen! Yesterday we had The Senses.


I’m a very visual person generally, relying a lot on sight to take in and process information, so it’s good for me to engage my other senses, which I sometimes make a point of doing consciously to bring more balance. Smell however, is the sense that can take me by surprise most powerfully. When I smell particular bonfires or cooking fires outside, I find myself remembering being in Rwanda; when I smell certain good quality fresh thyme or olive oil, I’m back in Crete. I can travel in an instant through the sense of smell.

Last year I prepared Senses Stockings as gifts for my family. In each stocking was a small gift for each sense, examples being a book for sight, an edible treat for taste, a CD for listening, a scarf/gloves for touch and soap/incense for smell. It was such fun to gather the different elements.

Speaking of stockings, we now seek the thirteenth…but where…?


And now let’s flip that stocking and see what we’ve got…


IMAGINATION: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.

– Einstein

Now take a moment to pause and reflect upon how Imagination has shown up in your life recently. Do you have a tendency to daydream? Is it easy for you to lose yourself in a book or a film, or do you perhaps create these yourself? Do you use visualization as a technique for self-awareness or goal setting?




Thirteen stockings turned – lucky for all I hope! 🙂 See you tomorrow for number 14.

Do continue to share your thoughts and reflections in the comments section below as you wish…