Fellow Recovery Artist Mrs D posted an article on her wonderful blog about listing “7 Comforts of the Home”. As i read the post, i mentally started my own list and surprised myself when i realized my computer is not one of my “comforts”; all the more surprising when you consider this is where i spend the vast majority of my time when i’m at home, but there you go.
Anyway, here’s the list i came up with. If you’re feeling up to it, why not share your 7 Comforts in the Comments Section?
- The radio. i love listening to the radio, even if i rarely do it. i think i like it because it takes me back to my youth before Walkmans and MP3s when i had to listen to AM radio in my parents’ car. i also like it because i don’t have to do the work of choosing what to listen to, the DJ does it for me, i just have to sit back and enjoy.
- Books. Another one of those things i like but don’t do a lot. Feeling the weight of the pages and the texture of the paper is a real comfort.
- My bed. It’s a super crappy hide-a-bed i keep open all the time, with a sagging slat frame and a mattress as thick and soft as a soda cracker. But i feel safe in bed, spiritually and psychically protected like nowhere else in the world.
- Candles. Candlelight has a profoundly soothing power over me.
- This city. She’s a real bitch to live in day to day, but when i make the effort to walk around and get out and take advantage of all the treasures she has to offer, there’s a magic that lays just below the surface if you have the strength to dig for it and the desire to look.
- Autumn. My favorite season. i feel a sense of peace in Autumn that comes so naturally i don’t even have to look for it.
- Writing pen to paper. The physical feel of writing transports my soul to another place where my dreams have already come true.
Posted on September 27, 2012, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged 7 Comforts, alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, Comfort, Comfort Exercise, Gratitude, listening to the radio, mental-health, pen to paper, Recovery, sobriety, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.