WOW Word-Of-the-Week #451: Comfort

March 28, 2013 by  

Comfort a condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment.

What is the first thing that came to your mind when you read this week’s WOW? Did you think about the phrase “comfort food?”  Or the phrase “comfort zone?” Did you think about what brings you comfort?


When you think back to your childhood what comes to mind?  What were the things that brought you pleasure? What were the things that made you feel content and have a sense of well being?

Do you have a favorite comfort food? Or do you have multiple ones? I think of mashed potatoes and gravy. I think of ice cream. Both of those are comfort foods for me. I don’t eat them that often but when I do I savor them! They take me back to a time that was easy and good. Sometimes I’m in the mood for something warm and creamy. Sometimes I’m in the mood for something rich.

What about your comfort zone? Do you like to step out of it from time to time? Do you like the adrenaline rush from being scared? I have always been a risk taker but have found that as I have gotten older I seem to be less of one. I don’t like that! So I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone from time to time.

This week focus on comfort. Are you stuck in your comfort zone? Does the strain of your work or home life have you eating more comfort foods than you would like? Are you able to see that your situation is totally controllable by you? Can you find comfort in knowing that?