Back to the routine. There is something very comforting about routine. My routine now happens to be work, home, eat, errands, sleep. If I didn't work, my routine would obviously be different. But whatever the routine is, it is grounding. It's always fun to go away for a few days or even a few weeks. But coming home always feels so good - - or should feel so good. It's coming home to safety and . . . comfort. There are a bunch of things that can make you feel safe and comfortable. Deadbolts on your front door, for instance, so no uninvited "guests" can enter. Some people think that owning guns brings security to their lives (I don't happen to be one of them, but . . .). Sometimes certain foods can make you feel comforted. Thus, the term "comfort food." Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, grilled cheese . . . whatever it may be. Some food can make you feel safe and comforted. Whether it is just the good memories that those foods bring to the forefront, or if there really is something in certain foods that brings the feeling of comfort, I don't know. But comfort foods are real.
Sometimes being with certain people can bring the feeling of safety and comfort. Like a spouse, for instance. Or mom and dad. Even as a grown up, I always feel that comforting feeling visiting with my mom. I feel that way with my husband, of course, and with my sister as well.
What about the comfort of a regular paycheck, or having a little money in the bank? Or having a roof over your head?
One of the biggest comforts to me is prayer. Knowing I have a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me and listens to me brings such comfort and makes me feel so safe. Safe knowing that as long as I am trying every day to be a good person, then no matter what happens, all will be well. Now THAT is comforting!
Yes, everyone needs something that brings them comfort and a feeling of safety. Whether it is routine or deadbolts or mac & cheese . . . there's no better feeling!