Thursday, December 8, 2011

Five Senses

I see the colored lights that adorn the Christmas tree.

I hear the sound of carols playing in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

I smell the scent of pine needles as I choose the perfect tree.

I taste the goodness of a holiday drink.

I touch the velvet ornament as I hang it on the tree.

Thank you, dear Lord, for letting me enjoy all the senses during your beautiful season of Christmas.

And Above All
Watch with glittering
eyes the whole world
around you
because the greatest
secrets are always
hidden in the most
unlikely places.
Those who don't
believe in magic
will never find it.
~Roald Dahl



Unknown said...

Oh, how I love "magic"! Awesome post. You rock girls! Have a wonderful weekend. and waiting on the next post! Hugs

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

I love that Roald Dahl quote :) What a fun site you have. I am so excited to follow you ladies. It's so good to see that your tastes run as far and wide as ours :) Thanks for visiting us over at bebookbound! Have a Merry and Magic Christmas Season. Oh, and read you soon :)


Indeed, there is magic in every moment of this Christmas season. Roald Dahl was right. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes unleash our inner child. So delighted to share in your traditions. Thanks for letting us tag along. Take care.

magie said...

A lovely post! I agree, it is just a magical special time of year :) I really like the Ronald Dahl quote, he was one of my favourite authors as a child.
Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

A fabulous post! I love that quote and all the photos are beautiful! Have a great weekend:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES YES YES!!!!!!! IN fact, this is the exercise that I am teaching my students in writing class this week!!!! My next post will HOPEFULLY be an OBSERVATIONAL sort of poem using these GIFTS that God has given us all, to NOTICE the world! Oh dearest, THANK YOU for your kind and generous comments! OH YEAH, that red velvet cake? UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Sending you many thanks and hugs for this cool December day, Anita

Teresa said...

Blessed is the Soul that put all the senses to work and enjoy The Season.

Merry Christmas Dear Sheri!

Anonymous said...

All the senses indeed...especially enjoying the fragrances of the holidays. They make our heart sing.
Thank you for being such a doll, Sheri. I feel right at home included in your blogroll. :) I'm honored.
Glad you liked Scholarly Bear.
Enjoy your weekend...don't forget to sing too. When I see your name pop up at my place I instantly think of your music here and I smile.

Trisha said...

Thank you for the reminder to be thankful that I can experience Christmas in every sense. We often take that for granted. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season!


Elaine said...

A wonderful blog to reminf us there are so many little ways to enjoy Christmas.

Cindy Adkins said...

I love this post! What a wonderful reminder of all we have to be thankful for - thank you!

Special 'K' said...

Thank you so much for putting things into perspective. We all need to reflect from time to time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Vickie Nutter said...

I enjoy all of your posts so much - it makes it feel like you are all still here in Roseville. Miss you guys! Jess, I am so happy you finally found the hanging wine rack - the one you found is so much more fancier then mine . . .love it!! Have a wonderful holiday season, you are all so lucky to be together. The Nutter family.

karen - Simply Inspired said...

Yes... I join you in being thankful to the Lord for the gift of using all of our senses this season (I smell the pine!). The velvet "love" ornament is so dear. Thank you for the lovely honor of including Simply Inspired in your favorites... and for the gift of your friendship and sharing! blessings to you.

Becky said...

Cute blog idea Sheri.Loved it!You and I both are relaxing and enjoying it all I guess.Im done decorating so time for enjoyment.Brisk and windy here tonight.Perfect December evening.


Unknown said...

Dear Sheri, What a beautiful post. I am missing have a real tree. As much as the Silver tree brought me fun, it's the true live tree that touches the heart! I love the coloed lights, I also like all white lights..what I think is best is 3 tree's.! Tomorrow I attend a Christmas Tea and then a live Nativity..I can't wait..
The little girl in the photo with a magical snowflake has touched my heart! Nice...

Victoria said...

Your post has captured the spirit of the season so beautifully...thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Dear you.
Thank you for such lovly, lovly words on my blog and it makes me so happy that me shearing my favourite photos in my own setting also can give a smile to someone other than me.: )

warm wishes from gunn

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, Oh what an enchanting and magical post for the season. It really sets the mood and the spirit of Christmas. Always enjoy to visit you and the sharing of your heart dear friend. Love the pics and the little girl is precious.

Have a wonderful Sunday.
Love, Celestina Marie

andrea@townandprairie said...

You know you're livin' when you can finger that luscious velvet. It has always been my favorite of fabrics since I was a little girl and got a navy blue velevt purse with a white embroidered unicorn on it for Christmas. andrea@townandprairie

Cottage and Broome said...

Sheri, Loved seeing your girl's trees, really nice! I love the smell of the real trees too, I'd be hard pressed to switch over to artificial. Thanks for stopping by, hope you guys have a magical holiday season, Laura