9.1.14

52 Lists Project, Week 2 // List Your Greatest Comforts



2013:
I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday so taking inspiration from not feeling my best, I thought a list of my greatest comforts might be a great prompt for this week's 52 Lists installment!  Cozy might be one of my favorite words and feelings of all time.  And I just think it is human nature to gravitate to that which is comfortable and comforting.  Sometimes, when we are feeling a bit sick, or down, or lost, we need to be reminded of the things that bring us the greatest comfort.  Sometimes, having those comforts to go back to help us remember who we are, what we love, and what brings us peace and energy.  I think this is a great list to pair with week 1's list, "List the Words that Touch Your Soul."  For the first few lists of the series, I want to focus on lists that bring us encouragement, happiness, comfort & peace, lists that we can fall back on whenever we need a little reminder of who we are.  So go ahead and print out this list and start writing up all of the things that bring you the greatest comfort!  I thought I would only have maybe 5 or 6 methods to finding comfort, but my list kept growing and growing!  And now every time I look at my list, I just feel comfort surrounding me as I think of all of the ways that I can grasp comfort in my everyday life.

2014:
Well, it turns out this year I was also sick again this week like in 2013!  So comfort was also at the top of my list of current needs.  I got the best Christmas present from Max & my two favorite ladies, Jenette & Tram who are both friends and co-workers in my store.  They gave me an electric faux stove and I LOVE it so much.  Talk about comfort, that thing, as silly as it is, brings me comfort just thinking about it.  Stoves remind me of home, of peace and calm and quiet, of family, warmth, and utter comfort perfection.  I have spent a lot of time snuggling up next to it this week.  My list of things that I find comforting hasn't changed much since 2013.  But I do have a few things to add to it:

Sleeping in flannel sheets  .  My electric stove  .  The scent of amber/rose/musk/vetiver  .  The sound of heavy rain  .  Seeing snow falling outside my window  .  Remembering how many wonderful friends I have across the world  .  When Max runs his hands through my hair (something I used to not like at all but now I love.)  .  Getting to pet and talk to dogs I see out and about, even if their owners think I am weird :)  .  Listening to any of these albums: Graceland by Paul Simon, Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, The Rushmore Soundtrack, The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow, Saltbreakers by Laura Veirs and the Saltbreakers, and any of Chanticleer's Christmas albums  .  Watching crappy reality tv  .  Drinking hot cocoa  .  When I'm with my sisters and they are happy  .  Knowing my parents are well and healthy  .  Listening to a really old voicemail message from my grandparents before they died  .  Remembering how proud my grandmother would be of me if she could see me now  .  Knowing that the people I love accept me fully and understand me well enough  .  Knowing that I can call multiple places home



PARTICIPATE:
Download and print out Week 2's list above or write out your list however you may like.  Then leave a link to your Week 2 list in the comments so we can all check out each others lists!  If you post your list on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, use the hashtag:  #52lists and be sure to include @mooreaseal so I can be sure to come say hello :)  Happy listing!

29 comments:

Whitney said...

What a good idea! it's so easy sometimes to forget things until we start listing them out. nice post!

A Mensah said...

This already has been an amazing for me. My Week 1 & 2 are in my blog! http://vivalasassy13.blogspot.com/2014/01/52-list-project-week-1-2.html

Can't wait to continue this project!

ifoxwell said...

Starting from week 2, but here's mine! http://www.howdoesitfeeltobe.com/2014/01/10/52-lists-project-week-2-list-your-favourite-moments-of-2013/
I'm excited to do this every week!


Bella x


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Miriam Schulman said...

I am really enjoying this project! Here is my blog post: http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-greatest-comforts-besides-chocolate.html I will bop around and visit everyone else's too

Natalie said...

Here's mine! http://littlethingsbigstuff.com/2014/01/10/lists-greatest-comforts/ Thanks for this needed time out to relax and remember all the small, comforting things that I get to enjoy.

petal and plume said...

loved reading this! it appears we share a lot in common!
xx
http://petalandplume.blogspot.ca/

Ffion said...

My second list! Love doing these as calligraphy practice: http://mindflight.me/52-lists-week-two-calligraphy/

Karyn said...

Here is mine! Great way to be reminded of what brings you comfort. :) http://chojnickikorner.blogspot.com/2014/01/week-2-greatest-comforts.html

Maggie Fink said...

Thanks for doing this! Great fun! http://maggiefink.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/52-lists/

Kaili Clark said...

thanks for doing this. I'm definitely going to participate.

Hannah B. said...

Here's my Week 2 linkup:
http://ellieenen.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/my-greatest-comforts/

Thanks for doing this!

USHistoryLover1018 said...

Excited to be continuing this! Here's my second week post. http://ushistorylover1018.blogspot.com/2014/01/52-lists-of-2014-week-two-your-greatest.html

Sarah C. said...

Love this! Mine's here: http://tajaux.com/2014/01/13/52-lists-week-2/

WesAnna said...

Week two: http://definethese3.blogspot.com/2014/01/52-lists-week-two.html

Amanda B. said...

I love this kind of list! My week 1 and 2 are here! http://girlathome.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/lists-1-and-2/

Lee Currie said...

Week 2:

http://thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife/2014/01/list-02-greatest-comforts.html :)

suki said...

Just joined in! Week 1 and 2: http://superduperfantastic.com/52-lists-words-touch-soul-greatest-comforts/21477/

Rashmi Nijhawan said...

Making lists are always fun! Here is mine: http://rashminijhawan.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/greatest-comforts/

Karolina Mazurek said...

Here is my list, week 2: http://pastelowegroszki.blogspot.com/2014/01/52-lists-project-week-2-wyzwanie-52.html

Katrina said...

Here's my week 2 - http://katyat34.typepad.com/blog/2014/01/52-lists-week-two.html

Jennifer Koss said...

Here's my week 2 list: http://live-fearlessly.blogspot.ca/2014/01/greatest-comforts.html
This is SUCH fun!

Lyra Pearson said...

Hey! I found out about the list project when it was in its week 2. So, I combined the lists for the weeks! Here's the link ----> http://wordsunspoken19.blogspot.in/2014/01/52-lists.html

COOL Idea, ma'am!

Eva Perri said...

Flannel sheets - hooray! Definitely a comfort here too. http://namingmountains.com/2014/01/20/finishing/

Bakary said...

Week two // http://bakarycafe.co.uk/?p=1200

maxine said...

Week 2 is done enough to call it done. On to week 3 and 4!

Robyn M said...

Here is mine for week Two! :D http://howstrangehowsmall.blogspot.com/2014/01/slowing-down.html

Meg said...

Several weeks behind everyone else, but here's my week two: http://www.marmalademementos.com/2014/02/52-lists-week-2/

Chris Boardman said...

http://www.thatgirlruns.com/6128/my-greatest-comforts/

Simone R said...

Here is my week two! http://cupofsimmy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/52-lists-project-list-your-greatest.html