Friday, January 04, 2013
Thinking about comfort food today. Food that provides comfort. Thinking about it that way makes me realize how temporary it is. But what else isn't? A comfort bath is temporary. A comfort walk is temporary. A comfort book is temporary. A comfort movie is temporary. So when we need comfort, which is best? Probably the one that not only gives us comfort but also provides a greater benefit or additional benefit that may be longer lasting.
A movie - not much long lasting or great value in my eyes.
A book - reading is good for the brain, I think it would provide a greater benefit.
A walk - all kinds of benefits including better circulation, respiratory action, possible visual stimulation, etc.
A bath - well, I guess you may come out cleaner than you were, unless you use bathoils. Probably not much additional out of this one.
A cookie - (or whatever else is my comfort food for that moment) - not much at all in the lasting benefits department.
Conclusion - I'm going to try to make apples my comfort food!