Losing our sense of smell

We recently heard from someone about his experiences after losing his sense of smell for more than a year following a viral infection.

He recounted challenges – both big and small – that fundamentally changed how he approached life. For example, he was once the last person to react to a fire because he couldn’t smell any smoke.

Through this journey, he came to appreciate just how much our sense of smell helps us make sense of the world.

Stories like his are a powerful reminder of just how fortunate we are when we have a normally functioning body.

Our default state is to take all of what we have working for granted.

It doesn’t have to be that way.