Living each day much muchier

Comfort – gratitude challenge #28

comfortWhy do women reach for sugar and hope to find comfort? What promise did sugar ever make so powerfully?

I think the conversation goes something like this.

Me: I am sad/stressed/wounded. I need a kindness to make up for this injury

Sugar:  I am a small kindness. My pleasure will soothe your pain. I am inexpensive and easy. I’m in arm’s reach. I can be all yours.

The need is real.  You need a comfort. Don’t try to power through just to spare your waistline.

Here are three small kindnesses that give real comfort.

  1. Go for a walk. Give yourself some space.
  2. Watch a movie. Watch the last thing you feel like watching right now.  If it makes you cry, it’s because you need to cry. You can always blame the movie.
  3. Write a letter or a journal entry. Don’t show it to anyone, just uncurl your thoughts and feelings. Keep it or burn it. Whatever feels right.

Remember, this too shall pass.

Picture in your mind what it will look like when this is over. Be really specific. What are you wearing? Who are you with? How do you feel?

Make it happen.

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This entry was posted on March 3, 2013 by in Living fully.
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