Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Small Comforts

There are those times of the month when all I want to do is curl up on my bed and wrap myself around a hot water bottle. A heating pad just isn't the same. When all you want to do is feel better, the weight of a water bottle is divine.

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?

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Covington Sensation's said...

Hmm. . .I have to think about this one. Probably my writing and my journal. Without it I would be lost. I am grateful for notebooks and pens for those days when my typing fingers just won't type fast enough for me.
This is a cool blog. I think I am going to follow you now. Hope you can do the same for me. Even if I am #101. I won't let you down I promise. :)
And plus I will leave all sorts of comments for you. :) Thanks for adding me on MMB. Now I will try and find you on the beloved Facebook. Hee. Hee. LOL.

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