Friday, May 22, 2009

The Warm Fuzzies

As I'm currently a bit laid up with a case of the sniffles, I'm reminded of the "warm fuzzies" in my life.

When I'm sick, I seek out the "warm fuzzies".

When I'm sick, a warm, oversized blanket is definately a "warm fuzzy".

A bowl of soup can be a "warm fuzzy" too.

Curling up with my puppy dog is a "warm fuzzy".

Watching a favorite fantasy movie like Dragonslayer, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, What Dreams May Come, or some Disney cartoon under that warm blanket while snuggling up with my pooch is a great "warm fuzzy".

A cup of hot tea, or a glass of wine at the end of a hard day is a "warm fuzzy".

Singing a favorite song at the top of my lungs, whether it's around the house or on a stage is a sure fire "warm fuzzy".

An expression of love from a significant other or dear friend is a definate "warm fuzzy", whether it's 2 dozen roses sent to the office, or a simple, unexpected kiss on the cheek.

Talking for hours with someone who understands you and accepts you for who and what you are, where confrontation or explanation is not necessary, is a definate "warm fuzzy".

A relaxing bubble bath or reading a book while laying in the warm sun - all that is a "warm fuzzy" too.

I've come to learn the importance of these "warm fuzzies" and the value of finding some sort of "warm fuzzy" in every day. Maybe it's being a child for a moment with a favorite toy, spending time with loved ones, or just browsing pictures that bring back good memories or inspire new dreams... They come in big and tiny sizes but any size is equally valuable.

I deal in death and sickness every day at work. At one point, it was easy to allow my job to wear on my soul. Seeking out the "warm fuzzies" has definately helped me stay sane!

Oh yeah - getting comments on here is a definate "warm fuzzy" as well!


  1. The importance of comfort or "warm fuzzies" to the well being of someone, especially who is sick, can never be understated! Since almost all sickness is stress related (simply because becoming sick is a stressful event, and stress often causes immune deficiancy to begin with, I hear), finding things to lower that stress is CRUCIAL. Go forth and find your warm fuzzies! ITS GOOD FOR YOU!