Word #29 of 100 – A Bit of Encouragement

Word #29. Savor.

I’m going straight to the tongue on this one.

What a fabulous thing to ponder –  the human tongue.

We go about our days hardly giving a thought to this powerful organ. Yet curiosity about it yields attention to it. And attention to it can inspire the act of savoring.

Like very slowly eating one solitary wild strawberry.

When we learn to savor, we find pure and simple enjoyment of life.

To give you fuel for your curiosity and a fun conversation with your children, here are a few facts:

  1. Your tongue has between 2,000 and 4,000 taste buds but they don’t taste anything. They send the signals for the brain to interpret.
  2. You have taste buds other places than your tongue.
  3. It’s a myth that you taste different tastes on different parts of  your tongue.
  4. Your tongue isn’t one muscle. It’s 8 muscles entwined together.
  5. Your tongue can get fat.
  6. Like a fingerprint, every tongue is unique.

(My source: https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/tongue_facts.)

What will you savor today?