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Thankful Thursday ~ 5 Senses

“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” ~ Psalm 7:17 (ESV)

You might ask why I am thankful for the 5 senses — sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Well, I don’t know either — it ‘popped’ into my head this morning as I was driving to work 😀 …You know, we (I) take our senses for granted – not all people are blessed to have all 5 of them. I thought it would be a good idea to share my grateful heart that I still have them..

  • Thank You, Lord for the sense of sight. I am able to read my Bible, encouraging books, read traffic signs, see my family and friends smile, see the beauty You have created around us…
  • Thank You, Lord for the sense of hearing. I am able to listen to comforting words from pastors, teachers, music that gets me though the day. I am able to hear the words “I love you” said by my beloved, our son, or even friends…
  • Thank You, Lord for the sense of touch…I can embrace the face of my beloved, give a hug to a friend, and one day soon touch the hem of Your garment…
  • Thank You, Lord for the sense of taste…I can enjoy all the yummy foods, like pasta salad, chicken, apples, grapes, flavored coffee…
  • Thank You, Lord for the sense of smell…I enjoy the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning, fresh baked cookies, my favorite perfume, lit candles around the house…

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us in leaving your link below…

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember – be thankful for even the smallest things in life. Keeping a grateful heart, praising Him in all circumstances, makes traveling the winding road of life a little easier…

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. BP @ Raindrops and Rainbows
2. Angie
3. Mary
4. Laurie @ womentakingastand
5. Cheryl
6. Melanie
7. It’s All About Him!
8. mama meji
9. Mrs. Cuddles
10. Michele
11. Denise
12. Laurie Ann
13. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
14. Serendipity Park
15. Willnette
16. Jennifer @ Through The Storms of Life
17. Pia @ My Life’s Journey
18. lambofHisflock
19. To Know Him
20. Linda
21. Marsha
22. Crystal @ News from the Zoo
23. maiylah’s snippets
25. Amy (Kings Table)
26. mom2my9 (our large family life)
27. AniqueAnik
28. Devita
29. Alicia
30. Jill 😉
31. Tami @ The Next Step
32. Debra
33. Debra
34. Rocks
35. Zoe in England
36. Beth
37. Melissa, Multitaskingmama
38. Stacy
39. Tammy
40. Ruth A Stiles
41. Gina @ chats with an old lady
42. Erica
43. Alicia, The Snowflake
44. He & Me 3
45. Nancie
46. Schotzy
47. pam @ Without Fear
48. Willow
49. Dana-from chaos to Grace
50. Paula@Refined by Him
51. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
52. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home
53. Newlyweds
54. Jacky @ PMS and Me
55. gengen
56. hip chick
57. Susie
58. Tea with Tiffany
59. Heather @ A Day In My Life
60. Lisa – Journey Through Infertility
61. Kathy C. – The Word
62. Beth@The Accidental Pharisee
63. Tammy ~@~
64. Sweeta
65. Chocolate and Coffee
66. Lea
67. Tarah@Eyeglasses & Endzones
68. Patti @ Fill Me with Beauty
69. Bugzmommy
70. Bonnie
71. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
72. Lurenda @ Avery Tales
73. Aisha
74. Lisa@blessedwithgrace
75. s
76. Susan @ Forever His
77. Heather
78. Susanne
79. Pink Stinx (Love Does Cost)
80. Betty
81. LH@ Virtuous Living
82. Betty
83. Kathleen Marie
84. Diane ~ Sunflower Songs
85. Mandy @ From the Trenches Of Motherhood
86. heidi@Sacred&Profane
87. Kathy @ Joyful Journey Journal
88. Debbie @ Heart Choices
89. Mary
90. Tiffany
91. Kim @ Scattered Stones
92. Sherry
93. Speaking from the Heart
94. Michelle Craft
95. Angela (better late than never)
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47 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ 5 Senses”

  1. Denise says:

    Be greatly blessed my friend, love you.

  2. Angie says:

    I was determined not to miss this week! I started early…and have been watching and waiting 🙂

    You are such a blessing to me friend! I think back to when it all began for me….and you and Laurel befriended me…welcomed me…urged and encouraged me…and God has done many things since then. I have seen His love and grace unfold in untold measures in my life!

    You are an inspiration to me and so many more!

    COFFEE!!!!!! That is the TOP thing that I am glad I can smell! We enjoyed many many flavors on our trip!

  3. Mary says:

    Amen Iris! Aren’t we fearfully and wonderfully made. Thanks for hosting TT. Blessings to you dear sister. Mary

  4. Laurie Adams says:

    We are blessed people and many times take for granted the things that we would certainly miss if it was taken away from us. The five senses are certainly something we should all be grateful for. Isn’t it awesome the way God made us? Thanks for sharing your thankful heart and leading us each week. -Laurie

  5. Melanie says:

    Oh, yes… we should be grateful for our 5 senses!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Our senses are something I am thankful for also. Many times I take this for granted. Thanks for a great reminder to Thank HIM for the gift of having 5 senses! Thanks Iris! Happy TT~~

  7. mama meji says:

    So true…sometimes I too take the senses God has blessed me with for granted…but yes, ain’t it wonderful to see, hear, touch, smell, taste etc…of what this world has to offer?

    God is truly awesome!

  8. Yes, I too am very thankful for my 5 senses as well. What a great reminder. I take it for granted too often.

  9. Lynn Donovan says:


    You know this is a really neat post. Thinking about these senses we take for granted too often is wise. It reminds me to thank the Lord for so many things like our health and our brains…

    Wonderful! Have a fantastic TT. Hugs

  10. Willnette says:

    A wonderful thank you list and we do take them for granted. I mustsay one touching the hem of His garment is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Have a great TT

  11. Jennifer says:

    Amen! We take so many things for granted today. Like the old saying “you don’t really miss something until it is gone”…that really applies to every area of our lives…not just in relationships. I blogged today (actually yesterday, 29th) on Not Losing Heart…we are so devastated when we loss something precious to us or something terrible happens in our lives…but it is not the end.

    We need to be thankful everyday for all our senses or the ones that we have left plus everything else that the Lord has blessed us with. I’m the 1st one to admit guilt.

    I love your site and am blessed each time I visit!

    Happy TT!!!

  12. pia says:

    thank you for this topic you chose. people tend to forget to thank the Lord for these. God bless you, iris. ?

  13. Marsha says:

    What a wonderful thankful list!

  14. maiylah says:

    i agree … most of the time i take them for granted. thank you for the reminder, Iris. 🙂
    had to add: such a cute template! 😀

  15. Grammy says:


  16. Serendipity says:

    Our 5 senses is a lot to be thankful for! A lovely post! Remain blessed!

  17. Aniqueanik says:

    thank you for reminding me..so nice of your list. Happy TT! 🙂

  18. zoe says:

    Oooh your sense of smell comment has made me determined to make those “OK, if we got time I will do it” cookies that the kids asked about for today.

  19. Stacy says:

    What a lovely list! Yes, we definitely take those things for granted. It is good to pause and reflect on how much enjoyment we get from those seemingly “little” things.

  20. Tammy says:

    Wonderful post! Thank you Lord for my 5 senses.

  21. ruth stiles says:

    Sometimes I forget to stop and appreciate the little things…once I do though…I am amazed at how BIG those little things are…Thanks for the reminder.

  22. pam says:

    Beautiful post. Right along with my getting back to the basics perspective.

  23. Willow says:

    Iris, thank you! Sometimes it takes somebody to conk us against the head to remind us that sometimes we take for granted the very things we should be most grateful for! God bless!

  24. Nancie says:

    Thank God for giving us the senses to enjoy Him and His creations. Thank you for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

  25. Laurie Ann says:

    Thank you so much for choosing a theme that I sometimes take for granted. Recently, I briefly lost my sense of smell and taste due to a sinus infection thing, and oh, the joy when they were restored! I loved your post and wanted to thank you so much for hosting this meme each week.

  26. gengen says:

    That is a very nice thankful list Irish…Thanks for sharing…

  27. Susie says:

    I needed this reminder of all the senses I have that I often take for granted. Have a wonderful Thursday!

  28. This post is great. I am often aware and thankful of my senses. I think I’ve posted that in my TT posts somewhere. I talk with my kids about them too. They are not something to ignore. They are a gift!

    Thanks for your thoughts and for hosting week after week.

    Be blessed,


  29. Laurel says:

    Beautiful said….(thankful for small things?) I am thankful for COFFEE!! And cool cups to drink the coffee in (given by a sweet friend).

  30. Kathy says:

    Iris, those are things we easily take for granted and yet if we didn’t have them, they would be so very missed. How blessed we are that God created our bodies to be able to feel and see and smell… 🙂

  31. Great post Iris! I am also very thankful for my 5 senses.

    Blessings to you!

  32. Lea says:

    Hey Iris!!!
    I’m thankful for the 5 senses too!
    That’s something that’s easy to take for granted…. and is incredible BLESSING!
    Happy TT!

  33. Patti says:

    Several years ago during a very bleak time, God called me to begin a “thanks journal”, with I call my “blessing book.” Sight and hearing were the very first things I put in this book…for I did not think I had much else to give thanks for. How wrong I was….as I found out giving thanks makes you more thankful.


  34. What a great reminder of how our senses can give glory to our God!

    Have a blessed day, Iris!

  35. Susan says:

    Hey Iris!!

    I was busy today and wasn’t going to post. Then I saw what you wrote about. After just returning from St. Jude with my son, I just had to give thanks for his vision once again.

    Blessings to you my sweet friend?

  36. Betty says:

    Sorry I submitted my wrong blog to this post. Can you eliminate it and I will try again?

  37. Amen! God is awesome in all his ways and its sometimes easy to forget to be thankful for things like the senses!

  38. Diane says:

    So beautifully said!! we are blessed!! 🙂

  39. dena says:

    I am thankful for the life skills God has given me. I am able to help others help themselves.

  40. Tricia says:

    Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the simple things that we use everyday that we often take for granted! I am so thankful I have my 5 senses!


  41. BP says:

    I love the 5 senses theme today.

    Our library had a program recently that they let us see what it is like to be visually impaired through various booths that we were to do wearing a blind fold. It was very challenging and made us appreciate our sight.

  42. Debbie says:

    I’m kind of late in posting on this Thankful Thursday. I almost didn’t even do one today but I’m so glad I did after all. I appreciate a day like this to choose for focus on thankfulness. There’s always much that comes to mind.

  43. Kim says:

    What blessings he has bestowed on us! We have much to be thankful for in the senses he has given us!

  44. Vegan Rev says:

    Peace and blessings to you on this Thankful Thursday.

  45. Kimberly says:

    Hello. I found you through Tea with Tiffany. I like the idea of thankfulness. I’m participating.

    I think a lot of people take their 5 senses for granted. I take them in fully. I have bad eyes, very good palpations skills, a great sniffer, hearing & taste. I’m awakened each day with a renewed senses. Praise the Lord.

  46. Iris,
    I have given you an award! Stop by my site and see…http://pianokat61.wordpress.com. Have a blessed weekend,

  47. I’m a little behind, but I love this post! Isn’t it truly amazing what we can do so easily with our body??? God is so great!

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