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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:I am about to start my final major project, and i have decided to keep it simple and base it on the word COMFORT.



What are your TOP TEN things, small or big, that make you feel COMFORTABLE ?



Mine are in no particular order,



Family boyfriend and friends ubblove

A cup of tea ubblove

A warm shower or bath ubblove

A warm meal ubblove

Anything warm ubblove

Nice smells like lavender ubblove

not being in too much debt ubblove

A warm hug ubblove

Chocolate ubblove

Music ubblove

POI ! and HOP ubblove

Smiles and Laughter ubblove

Cocoa of Horlicks ubblove

A comfy chair ubblove

A comfy warm bed ubblove

Music ubblove



Sorry that was more than ten. Make it top 10-20 things ubblol





"Thank you people, I see a lot of people have similar comforts, and they are quite small things, but big in terms of the happinness they bring"





I was just wondering if we are in constant need of comfort, and whether we replace them with something else if we don't have them. For example if there is no tea bags left, would you top up your 'comf' (simian 2005) with chocolate?



I think this is the case with me, otherwise I feel empty and somethimes anxiouse







Oh I'd like to make clear the nature of this thread, any not make it come across as a game thread, I want to have a disscussion here about your ideas on comfort/s. But thats not to stop a list, just would like some more thaught put into your opinions and experiences smile





Most people would emmediatly have a very posotive feeling thinking about what comforts them, but I was thinking about how some feel like rewards, and some feel like a thing to numb some form of pain or dis comfort. Then I was wondering about the reward system of things like alcohol, and is it really a reward if your gradually melting your liver willingly? (I was reminded of this thaught when I heard the name of a drink called 'liver massage', er yum?)

As you can guess I dont really find comfot in drinking alcohol anymore


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:My son ubblove

My Lady ubblove

My Friends ubblove

My Family ubblove



Solitude ubblove

Company ubblove

Poi ubblove

Learning ubblove

Forgetting ubblove

Tea ubblove

Some more tea ubblove

Peanut Butter ubblove

Waking up alive and alert instead of tired and sluggish ubblove

Blankie ubblove

Cute threads that make me mushy like this one ubblove

hug for Jem


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:is it worrying that i am having trouble finding ten things that make me feel comfortuble?

comfort for me is being happy inside, and out, and comfortuble in yoru surroundings, and atm i dont have much to do that...

oh well...


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jeff(fake)
jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 15th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1189
Posted:Written by: jemima (jem)

Family boyfriend and friends ubblove



Euww, a family boyfriend wink


According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Can it be things that I know make me comfortable because they make my body work properly?? hehehe

1. my mother
2. my boyfriend
3. a nice warm bed when I am feeling sleepy on a cold winters night
4. a nice relaxing bath
5. Food (especially sugar infused food)
6. a good, enthralling book
7. a cool swim on a hot summers day
8. Good music
9. Having a massage from someone who knows how to do it well
10. My medication cause without it I would definitely not be comfortable.


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Str8Jakit
Str8Jakit

Dealing in Perception & Probability
Location: On the edge of sunrise and sun...
Member Since: 30th Dec 2005
Total posts: 135
Posted:My daughter
My border collie
silence
darkness (don't ask)
good ambient trance
mom's lasagna
my beliefs
triple espresso biggrin
driving
my bed


Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:1. Being in the company of non judgemental friends/family who accept me for who I am, warts and all.
2. Singing loudly, however out of tune, to a song on the radio.
3. Having my hair stroked.
4. Floating in water.
5. Chocolate.
6. Curling up under a fleece blanket with a hotwater bottle.
7. Painkillers
8. soft fabric on my skin.... Silk knickers are what heaven is made of. ubblol
9. Doodling (the creatures that doodled out using my hand used to scare me but now they are like old friends)
10. Hugging.

There are loads of others but they were the first 10 that came to mind.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:1) an emotionally "safe" environment

2) a honest hug

3) the smell of beautiful incense

4) a good (foot) massage

5) a wall of fire around me created by my very own ropes/poi/staff...;)

6) a cosy soft and warm (feather) bed in winter-time (with the window open) smile - and my lover next to me cuddling

7) the flight attendant wishing me "good-bye"

8) a deep open look into my eyes that lasts 10 minutes

9) the 10 million dollar jackpot in this years lottery

10) YOU! wink



ubblol


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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BansheeCat
veteran
Location: lost
Member Since: 29th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1247
Posted:my cats
plants
chocolate mousse
steamy bath
swimming
sound of waves
trees
singing
snuggles/hugs
books
poems
poi
laughter

Thanks for the warm thoughts this thread generated...
smiles
A


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:The top 3 things on ANY positive list are always girl, shower, sleep... but the rest are tricky.

In order:

1) My girlie
2) A hot shower
3) My bed
4) Scalp massage
5) Any other massage
6) My city
7) The utter lack of anything stressful needing to be done
8) A jacuzzi
9) A fire place
10) PJs and Fuzzy Slippers

Now how do I get all of those things in the same place? confused

hug to jem for letting me think of those...


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:1) Nick, my kitty kat boyfriend,
2) tummy rubs
3) sleep
4) warmth
5) the sound of rain pouring down while I'm warm and dry,
6) being safe
7) my mum
8) music,
9) poi
10) friends.

heaven...


Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:1 Jenny, a beautiful lady to love and be loved by

2 My guitar, which is the most personal item I own and means more to me than any other possession

3 The nightingales which live in a tree outside my window for some of the year

4 My mp3 player and whatever it's got on it

5 This interview with George Harrison about Hare Krsna http://introduction.krishna.org/Articles/2000/08/00066.html
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6 A Beagle called Jo, who I have grown up with

7 My mum, who loves me unconditionally

8 My staff, which spends a lot of summer days and nights with me while I think stuff through

9 Any nature, anything that is living and grows. The world in general, or the universe.

10 The knowledge that I am going to die no matter what I do, so I need not fear anything in this life and just get on with being the best person I can be and living the best life I can.


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:oooh oooh I forgot to say hugs! ubblove hug2

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:"is comfort something you touch, or something that touches you?"

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Exactly. biggrin

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:No partciular order:



Hugs

Sleeping

My Family

Singing really loud in my car

Driving

Having my hair stroked

Being around my friends

Knowing there's even greater things to come i.e. having something to look forward to (travel plans, going to uni etc)

Star gazing out the back by my pool

Music



biggrin


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:again, in no real order: ("comfort" seems like somethign so hard to grasp, so these things give me warm fuzzies or a feeling I just love)

smilehugs

smilelying on the grass on a warm day under a tree, or in the sun if it's not so hot

smilesnuggling on the couch watching a good movie (can be with or without someone)

smilehot baths with a good book

smilecat napping

smilemusic

smiledancing

smilehaving someone play with my hair

smilethe wind in my face and hair

smilerain on a tin roof

smilelying in front of an open fire

smilelicking chocolate off my fingers

eeee! I'm getting warm fuzzies just writing this! ubblove


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Helz Bellz
lovin' it...
Location: Bristol!
Member Since: 21st Aug 2002
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Good thread hug

Here are mine:

Friends
My big, old, comfy hoodie
Hearing the sound of waves
Hot Shower
My bed ubblove
Music
Sun on my skin
The "woooosh" sound of spinning fire
Long summer evenings

awwww - thanks for making me think about these Jem.

Group hug everyone! grouphug

biggrin sunny biggrin


Live well, love much, laugh often...

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:*comfort* implies not just things we like or that make us happy/excited, but things that calm/ease/relax us when we might otherwise have been unhappy/stressed... that help us feel'good in our skins'.



So mine are:



*being at home alone specially in the daytime when the light is so pretty



*my house rags (baggy saggy loose old shifts worn with no undies, preferably when alone!)



*spinning poi when I'm not trying to learn anything new



*chill music: eg jack johnson, lemon jelly, reggae



*getting back in my car when I've been out somewhere public



*swimming in my pool specially at night under the moon and stars



*being in my own bed, preferably alone



*taking my tea tray back to bed in the morning to have a read till I'm ready to deal with the world



* being connected to the internet particularly spending hours on HoP



*paying the bills and filing them away as 'done'


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:1. Being with someone I trust absolutly
2. Ocean Waves on a beach
3. The sound of rain (altho this is tricky because it means being under a metal roof!- i like stables)
4. Riding a horse (assuming I'm in a decent situation... not all lessons are comforting)
5. Being with (my) dog
6. Driving
7. Rainbows right after a spring or warm summer rain
8. A good massage
9. A hot scented bubble bath
10. Being wrapped up in a duvet/ Playing Harp (can't decide which is better)


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Btw, NYC, you may have to pick between shower and jacuzzi buut the rest can be grouped without tooo much trouble....

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Not true.

Molly and I found the bestest jacuzzi that had a shower in it this summer.

It was yummy.

ubblove


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Aww good thread smile

Here's my top however many, in no particular order -

Hugs, lots and lots of hugs smile
My friends and family.
My bed.
My writing, whenever i'm working on a story or novel, im totally comfortable.
Summer evenings.
Sitting on the beach, watching and listening to the sea.
Driving while listening to some chilled music.
Spinning poi while nobody else is around.
My cats.
The tranquility of having nothing to worry about, even if it's just for a day.


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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GeoffonTour04
enthusiast
Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:
1 A really hot shower
2 Big pile of cusions & a book
3 A cup of tea
4 The bit after a really quick corner where your tyres grip properly & you can accelerate
5 Picking up the poi & doing a load of well rehearsed stuff (no effort involved)
6 A big spliff
7 Playing guitar (esp with people who know what they're doing)
8 Being at festivals (warm fuzzy feeling)
9 Beer
10 Cigarettes


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Gidg
Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:1. Snuggling with Moondoggie
2. Hot shower
3. Family dinners
4. A warm bed on a cold morning
5. Chicken noodle soup
6. Sitting in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate
7. A walk in the woods
8. Watching the snow fall
9. Exchanging email with long distance friends
10. Swing dancing


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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Twiggy
Twiggy

member
Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Bed
Chocolate
Being lazy in the sun
Music
Meaningful hugs
Spare cash
Shower/Bath
Pets
Doing a sport (or something similar) where you can freely express yourself
Being alone


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Hairy Tait
Hairy Tait

member
Location: Back in the Future
Member Since: 24th Aug 2004
Total posts: 109
Posted:1. My Lady

2. My friends

3..In the park with the aforementioned on a sunny day....

4..A good malt whisky

5..Festivals (especially Glastonbury)

6. The couch

7. My bed

8. A really hot bath followed by a freezing cold shower

9. Wads o Cash

10.The beach

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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:Thank you people, I see a lot of people have similar comforts, and they are quite small things, but big in terms of the happinness they bring ubbrollsmile

I was just wondering if we are in constant need of comfort, and whether we replace them with something else if we don't have them. For example if there is no tea bags left, would you top up your 'comf' (simian 2005) with chocolate?

I think this is the case with me, otherwise I feel empty and somethimes anxiouse rolleyes


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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:Oh I'd like to alter the nature of this thread, any not make it come across as a game thread, I want to have a disscussion here about your ideas on comfort/s.


Most people would emmediatly have a very posotive feeling thinking about what comforts them, but I was thinking about how some feel like rewards, and some feel like a thing to numb some form of pain or dis comfort. Then I was wondering about the reward system of things like alcohol, and is it really a reward if your gradually melting your liver willingly? (I was reminded of this thaught when I heard the name of a drink called 'liver massage', er yum?)
As you can guess I dont really find comfot in drinking alcohol anymore rolleyes

Um yeah, any thaughts?


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I used to have a pain killer addiction and it most definatly started out as a comfort. I needed the pain killers just to be able to sit up in bed. After a while it got to the stage where I needed them for other reasons than just killing pain.

I was watching a program the other day about self harmers and I got a jolt back to the days I took the pills. They were talking about cutting/burning themselves as being a release of a build up of pressure. When they couldn't cope they took comfort in harming themselves because it gave them something to concentrate on other than all the rest of what was going on.

I took comfort in getting hold of enough pills/cough linctus to numb myself. It was a distraction from the depression I was in. By the end there was no comfort in it at all. It was just a never ending cycle which stressed me out. I did, thankfully, managed to break the habit. I now know that unless it's to take physical pain away, I don't take them.

I also know some people with eating disorders that talk the same way about controlling food. They feel like everything else in their life is utterly out of control, but the amount of food they put into their bodies they can control and it comforts them to know that they haven't eaten. It makes them feel stronger and enpowered. In reality it's making them physically weaker, but they still find comfort in being able to take control of one thing in their life.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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heyahoney
heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw
Member Since: 27th Oct 2004
Total posts: 566
Posted:1. Sean (My boyfriend)

2. Michelle (My daughter)

3. Kennidy (My doggie)

4. My Bed

5. My pink fuzzy pants

6. My truck

7. My home

8. My health

9. My family's health

10. Friends


Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.

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