I am a creature of habit. Being comfortable is probably my number one favorite thing. Ok, I'm obviously exaggerating, but I could care less. This is my blog, and I pay for the right to be as dramatic as possible, OK???!?!?!?!? Ok. I'm calm.
Anyways, as I was saying before I was rudely judged... I love being comfortable. Comfy clothes, comfy shoes, a comfy bed, a comfy chair - you name it, I love it. Comfort foods? Don't even get me started unless you feel like you'd love to read my 87 page thesis all about macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. In which case, I will contact any interested parties when it comes time to defend said thesis before the Comfort Foods Panel of America.*
I live a comfortable life. And after my bestie who is currently living in Ohio came out to visit last week, I am delighted to say that I will continue my love affair with comfort. There is something to be said for just knowing your way around and through things, without question. I picked her up at the airport, and we launched right into our old habits and a conversation like no time had passed. I said to her "I feel like I just picked you up after you got back from a trip -- not like I picked you up at the airport after you flew in to visit us." And it was so true. Our relationship has always been like that -- the "pick right up where we left off" sort of friendship. It's been so comfortable from the very beginning. I pride myself with the knowledge of knowing that my awesome life is filled to the brim with friends and relationships like this.
I surround myself with warmth, and light, and comfort, every chance that I can get. For me, my friendships are like warm and cozy blankets. Even just knowing that they are there if you need them can be enough to calm. It's much easier to weather a storm when you are in familiar territory, or at least in uncharted territory with someone who you can completely be yourself with.
Isn't it the best to just sit in silence with someone who you know you can sit in silence with? I love that. I love the comfort of knowing that someone is there who I love and trust, and I don't have to reach out -- but I can, without feeling judged or like I am bothering someone.
Everyone in life should have a handful of those people in their lives. And everyone should be in someone else's handful as well. You can't take if you aren't willing to give -- and that includes giving yourself to someone as one of their "comfort creatures", a word that I OWN. (Every time you use it, I get a dollar). Someone who will keep it real for them, and remind them that even if they are flying around in the atmosphere, you are here -- keeping them grounded.
I heard this song last night, and I love it. I mean, it's Jason Mraz -- already one step in the right direction. But the lyrics are great, and I encourage you to listen to it. It's called You Can Rely on Me. I hope that you have someone, or many someone's, in your life that you automatically think of when you hear this. When I heard this, I thought to myself how wonderful it would be if I was the person who popped into someone's mind when they heard the song. And then I was flooded with the names, and faces, and feelings about all of the people who are that to me.
Who are your comfort creatures??
I leave you with this gem... I call it "Go Ahead. Make Yourself Comfortable (Don't Mind Me)". Enjoy. :)
*It should be noted that I don't think this exists. YET.