Saturday, April 16, 2011

Comfort Box

When the blues strike, Sarah Ban Breathnach in Simple Abundance advises readers to have a comfort box tucked away. She suggested having good-quality chocolates, a paper back by your favorite author and some luxury soap or bubble bath tucked in it.

That wouldn't work for me. I would eat the chocolates immediately and tuck into the book at once. I might save the soap. So I have to think of some other cheering items. I like magazines and those I can save. A box of hot chocolate might last for awhile. I have movies that I am waiting to watch. But my favorite item is a brand new floral journal that I'll keep on hand with a pretty floral pen. When I need them, out they come to be used as a gratitude jourmal or a diary.

What would be in your comfort box?


margaret blake said...

I guess chocolates! And yes I would eat them. Also favourite movies, the more romantic the better - Sabrina Fair - Casablanca - you know the kind of thing.

Lovely blog, Kathy.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Margaret. Forgot to mention how much I love scented candles. You can even get chocolate scented ones.

Sarita said...

Chocolates, definitely. And photos, for the memories. A good candle would work, too, Kathy. Maybe vanilla, just because it's so homey. Too bad we couldn't tuck friends into the box, isn't it? Sometimes there's nothing more comforting than a good friend.

Love this post!