Sunday, October 22, 2006

create some comfort

For the past two years now, I have kept something called a comfort drawer in my house. This is a special, dedicated little drawer whose purpose (and what could be higher!) is to hold a treasure trove of treats and comforts for your truly.

When you have one of those days where everything goes wrong, when you get some bad news, are disappointed or are feeling up against it in whatever area of your life, you can take refuge in your comfort drawer. Isn't that a wonderful thought? As you lean your head against the bus window or crawl through traffic after a hectic day, or sit in another tedious meeting, or listen to a partner or friend moan and twist, you can conjure up your drawer in your mind and make your choice...what will today's treat be?

Now, I'm not going to tell you what should be in the drawer, that's up to you. You know which things in life delight and inspire you, that lift your spirits, amuse or sooth.

But so you start to get an idea, here's what's currently in mine;

a few bath bombs from Lush
scented candles
a new note book
some coloured pencils and a mosiac colouring book
perfume samples of scents I don't usually wear
foot rub cream
a miniature body lotion
a french manicure kit
a bar of green and blacks almond chocolate
a poetry book
a little pewter buddha
a packet of postcards to send to friends
some louise hay illustrated affirmation cards.

The only rules are, that you must replenish the stocks - one in, one out and that the drawer has comfort as it's sole use - don't shove these beauties in amongst your socks or the remote control and charger collection!


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