Smell Your Way To Gratitude

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On this 14th Day of Thanks Living, I choose to try linking the scent of cinnamon with gratitude.

The other day I was listening to NPR about the effect of smell on our everyday lives. One thing it does is help us remember events from the past. A woman called in to say that every time she had a profound life change, (like getting married or having a baby), she changed her perfume. That way whenever she smelled that particular scent, she would remember the happy event.

Normally I don’t associate scents with much of anything. You could say I have an underdeveloped sense of smell. But I thought I would try something new. During November, whenever I write about gratitude, I am going to burn a cinnamon candle.

I already associate cinnamon with pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving. At the end of the month, I’ll let you know if I also think about gratitude.

Your Turn …

  • Tell us if a particular scent brings back memories for you.
  • Will you try this cinnamon experiment with me?

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