Seeking Comfort

The fall season is loved by many people including myself. Fall is my absolute favorite for many reasons including the beautiful changing leaves, the crisp autumn air, the stillness of nature, and the cozy feeling that it elicits.

Fall is just a beautiful season to enjoy all around and this lovely season invites us to start looking inward and building warmth.

From Birth

Ever since we were born, we were in need of comfort. We needed the warm embrace of our caregivers, and we needed love. It’s human nature to seek all things that bring us comfort. Possibly it takes us back to when we were young and gives us a sense of security and peace.

As we get older, our need for comfort doesn’t go away. Sometimes people will go to great lengths to feel safe and content. No matter our age, we all love the feeling of being cozy.

Imagine This

Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself in your bed wrapped in blankets, feel the warmth and softness of your bed and how it keeps you warm. Next, imagine yourself sitting on the couch with a warm cup of tea or coffee, curled up with a blanket, and watching your favorite movie.

Now picture yourself in a big sweater, you feel the warmth and coziness, and the sweater makes you feel safe and protected. We can’t forget about comfort food, something that we turn to when we are stressed, or need a little mood booster.

Human Nature

As human beings, we try very hard to avoid anything that causes us pain and suffering, we will go to great lengths to have our needs met and to feel safe and loved.

We are bound to feel the positive effects of cultivating coziness and comfort in our lives! Try taking a hot bath, embracing a loved one, or cozying up next to a window while watching the rain fall. Notice what a mood booster this is!

Extra Special Hot Cocoa

There is something so special about a nice warm drink to cozy up to during the cold winter months. It’s such a sense of comfort! There are many drinks to enjoy like a nice hot cup of coffee, or even an iced one, hot or cold tea, spiked drinks, egg nog, and a childhood favorite…hot cocoa!

There are many ways to make hot cocoa. Over the years I have seen some very special recipes that really make for a nice treat and I will share them with you! The first one that I really like that has a holiday twist is the peppermint hot cocoa. To do this, I make hot cocoa homemade and add a little whipped cream and a candy cane to give it that delicious peppermint flavor. Another delicious combo is making hot cocoa and adding caramel sauce, the chocolate and caramel is a delicious combination! A very festive idea is making regular hot cocoa and adding a cinnamon stick for some spicy flavor! We can’t forget the classic hot cocoa with marshmallows. Go sit down and relax with a hot cup of cocoa!

Feeling Cozy

Fall is my absolute favorite season and it’s almost here! I am reminded of the beautiful leaves that change, the cool crisp air, the stillness that takes place before winter hits, the fall festivities and holidays, it’s just a magical time of year just like winter.

This morning was very crisp and I got up and put on some heavy clothing and fuzzy socks and I was in Heaven! There is such comfort found in being wrapped up and cozy, such a feeling of bliss to relax and feel warm. I love to curl up in a blanket with a hot cup of tea, or coffee. After a long hot summer, the cooler temperatures are always welcome and after the cold of winter we will be longing for the warm summer days again. What is your favorite season and what do you enjoy about it!?