Have you ever had one of those days or weekends where you just wanted to hibernate and burrow deep down into your nest?
It was a tough week and the weekend brought a welcome respite, but still the cold temperatures lingered outside, followed by a dreary, rainy Sunday which didn’t help my mood.
Times like those make me turn to all the comforting things with which I can surround myself. A warm, fuzzy blanket and a blazing fire. Lighted candles, a good book, a glass of wine. Soft, soothing music. Comfort food which is not necessarily good for me.
I was browsing the latest copy of France magazine, and that of course makes me start dreaming of all the places I want to go. Plotting a new itinerary always makes me feel better, and having a trip on the calendar is comforting because I know I’ll soon be doing one of the things I love most — traveling and exploring the world.
Nighttime view of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It’s been the background wallpaper on my phone for over six years, and my daughter teases me about not ever changing it. But I find it comforting. A massive triumphal arch that’s been standing tall and proud for almost 200 years. It’s not going anywhere, it will be there the next time I visit and it will be just as impressive.
How about you? What do you turn to when you need some comfort? And here’s wishing you a wonderful week to come.