Sensory issues have always been part of my life. Too much light, sound, or action make me very tense and unable to cope. This is a normal part of Aspergers I learned later in life.
However, scent is one sense that I have often felt devoid of having. Sometimes, my nose works too well, but usually I struggle to smell what others do.
More recently, however, people have begun to tell me that I smell good. At the same time, I have started to like certain lotions, foods, and flowers for their scents. Thus, having a list about smells I am thankful for seemed like a nice way to note how this often forgotten scent makes an impact on our lives.
799. Peppermint or plain mint – Few things relax me as much as those scents. Cookies, lotion, tea, soaps – all of it is wonderful.
800. Melted cheese – What is it about cheese that smells so good? It is triggering for me and scary but wonderful at the same time.
801. Laundry soap – This reminds me of my mother for some reason. That brings back calming memories.
802. Licorice tea – I may not be a huge licorice fan, but I love this tea!
803. Fall air – The exact smell of fall is hard for me to pin down and label. However, the air is crisp and full of aromas.
804. Any flower – There are really too many to choose from to pick just a few.
805. Apple orchards – Whether flowering in the spring or harvesting in the fall, these are wonderful places to be.
806. Fresh fruit – It is even better if you bite into it usually. Oh, my eating disorder hates that comment, but it is so true!
807. Shampoo – Some smell better than others. Yet the universal smell of most is really good.
808. Lipsmackers or flavored chapsticks – These are dangerous, I tell you! Many times, my sisters and I chewed on them because they smelled too good.
809. Baking granola – When my mother makes this, my heart sings. Finally, I am brave enough to eat some for desserts.
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