While on my mission in Uruguay, I was introduced to the wonderful experience of using a water bottle to heat my freezing, ice cold, damp sheets before climbing into bed. It was the first time in my life I had lived without central heat, or had the luxury of plugging in a heating bad. I remember when I got my teal colored, rubber bottle from the corner tienda and asked my companion what I should do with it. After the first night of keeping my toes toasty warm, I was hooked. I wore that poor bottle out, but brought it home, mostly for the memories and reminder it gives me.
Just because something is new, electric, high definition, or even super powered, doesn't mean that it's any better, or even works better than the alternative.
It didn't take me much time to discover that a water bottle beat the heating pad hands down when it came to my time of the month. I'm not advocating dumping your computer for the inconvenience of a typewriter, or even going back to walking everywhere in leu of driving your car. Just think of something that gives you comfort, a bit of nostalgia when you use it, or that makes you remember how much things have changed over the years.
What are your small comforts? What do you hold in nostalgic value?