It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 24, 2017

Chapter 11, Page 24, Book 17

The five senses are the ministers of the soul. 

 Leonardo Da Vinci

November 24th

Today I’m thankful for my senses

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. 

Robert Caspar Lintner

I’m continuing on with my days of thankfulness until the end of November.  I never get tired of saying Thanks and I hope your not tired of reading about what I’m thankful for either.  Hopefully you are thankful for a lot of the same things.

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful. 

Helen Keller

Sense of sight – for letting you see the colors of life.. 

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue--to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.


Sense of hearing – for letting you hear the trickle of rain, the voices of your loved ones, and the harmonious chords of music.

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. 

Carolyn Kenmore

 Sense of touch – for letting you feel the texture of your clothes, the breeze of the wind, the hands of your loved ones.

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. 

Erich Fromm

 Sense of smell – for letting you smell scented candles, perfumes, and beautiful flowers in your garden.

When one has tasted it Watermelon he knows what the angels eat. 

Mark Twain

 Sense of taste – for letting you savor the sweetness of fruits, the saltiness of seawater, the sourness of pickles, and the spiciness of chili.  

Reason is founded on the evidence of our senses. 

Percy Bysshe Shelley


betty said...

I do enjoy reading your thankful posts. I am glad for our senses. I am thankful I have all mine.


jack69 said...

I just read and said, that we lose many of our taste buds as we grow older. I can handle that, but hearing there was a time I could not hear the rain on our Motor Home roof:
Sense of hearing – for letting you hear the trickle of rain, the voices of your loved ones, and the harmonious chords of music.

Still do not hear the music correctly but the rain actually sounds good, although it seems we have had enough, I can enjoy HEARING it.
Good one, THANKS THANKS I enjoy saying THANKS!

Chatty Crone said...

I am grateful every day for my senses - we take them so for granted. Do you know what I found out - there are really seven senses! True. Love, sandie

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

You exemplify my belief that we should celebrate Thanksgiving every day. There is so much discontent in the world, even among the affluent, who never seem to have "enough." Yet each of us have an endless number of things to be grateful for. My vision and hearing may not be as good as they used to be, but I'm grateful for them... as well as my other senses... every day.

Mevely317 said...

I'd be hard pressed to identify which of my senses I most appreciate. (Probably sight.)
These are great examples!

Buttercup said...

Today I was particularly grateful for my sight. I refilled a prescription for drops that preserve my sight and said a big prayer of gratitude that this drug is available to me and that the price hasn't gone up. Hope you're having a great weekend!


unfortunately i have lost my sense of smell. but i am grateful for all my other senses.