Week #98 – Stop and smell the…(whatever makes you happy!)

Good Times (photo credit: Grace Church)

Good Times (photo credit: Grace Church)

Week #98 – Stop and smell the…(whatever makes you happy!)

Greetings Happyness Tribe — and Happy Friday!

August is just a few days away…and it’s that time of year when everything seems to slow down.  In the Northern Hemisphere, August brings nature to a big fat standstill.  The air is heavy, the trees are full, gardens are bursting with vegetables, and it’s just too damn hot to do anything but sit and take it all in!

And nothing triggers our memories more than the sense of smell.  A sniff, a whiff, a waft, or a big deep draw through the nose can transport us instantly: to our mother’s kitchen, to our first workplace, to our best friend’s first car.

But scents can trigger emotions, as well.  Our favorite Aunt’s perfume that brought with it calm and security, the smell of spaghetti sauce on the stove that meant the togetherness of family, the scent of fall leaves or the clean air after a snowstorm that leaves us feeling playful and lighthearted.

What scents stop you in your tracks?

Your Happyness Challenge for the Week Ahead: Stop and smell the ___________________!  Pay attention this week to scents that catch your attention.  Take time to let them transport you.  Give yourself a few moments to observe the details.  Etch them in your mind.  Feel them in your heart.  Speak outloud and say hi to the ones you see there…the ones smiling back at you.  That ones you could almost touch if you had just another moment.  Take note of the scent that got you there and remember it.  It is your gateway to Happyness (even if it breaks your heart once in a while).

Spread Happyness — share your thoughts, and your favorite scents, in the comments!

7/29/16 by Grace Church
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