“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
I recently became a Scentsy Consultant to more effectively feed my own addiction for those aromatic wax melts that add a certain feeling of nostalgia throughout my home. Scent memory can unleash a flood of warm fuzzies that even pictures and songs cannot recreate. For example; the smell of homemade bread baking takes me back to grandma’s kitchen on Sunday mornings. With that one savory smell, I am transported to childhood innocence; times when family made efforts to see each other and food wasn’t necessarily healthy, but it was from scratch and from the heart.
As we head into the fall season, we are generally exposed to sensory overload as nature, stores and Pinterest bombard us with must have savory autumn recipes, decorations, fashion, colors and of course…scents. I truly love the fall season but I always find myself in slight denial that summer is over and yet another year is attempting to find its end. Time flies. Seasons change. Children grow. Everything seems to be just a blink in this existence. I do my best to blaze every sight, sound and experience to memory because my blessings are just so precious I want to enjoy them all just a little longer. However I know that God’s plan means we must move forward. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” (Jeremiah 29:11). Ah, to give us a future and not to dwell on the past. We must embrace each day according to God’s will and remember that our experiences today will be tomorrow’s warm fuzzies.
For funsies (fun-zees), below are scents and seasons that I pulled from my scent memory, would love to have you comment with a scent memory that means something to you.
Summer – Fresh cut grass, honeysuckle, tomato vines, potting soil, cantaloupe, char-grilled foods, cucumbers, basil, dust, tar, bell peppers, pool water, fish, Aloe, shaving gel, sunblock, soft pretzels, peaches, sweat and musty creek beds.
Spring – Rain, lilacs, fresh laundry on the line, freshly tilled dirt, strawberries, new ball glove, popcorn, deviled eggs, wet pavement, chocolate, and fresh air through the windows.
Winter – Evergreens, tea, burning firewood, oranges, sugar cookies, chili, scotch tape, ham, Bath & Body Works lotions, roasted chicken, candy canes, tomato soup & grilled cheese and the smell of a dusty car heater on full blast.
I want to hear from you!
Leave a comment below and tell about your favorite scent memory!
**This blog is based on my own personal research, thoughts and opinions. If your opinions differ than mine then we can agree to disagree, no negative comments needed. If you appreciate the message in anyway, then please feel free to comment, like, and share with others. **