Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. Hippocrates
It’s difficult to find a quote about comfort that doesn’t say, “Get out of your comfort zone!” and I usually agree. However, there are times that we all need comfort in our lives. Mother and wife to presidents, Barbara Bush, 92, its currently at the end of her life and is in “comfort care” as they say in hospice circles. She has requested that her caregivers and family no longer try to save her life but simply keep her comfortable until the end. Death is a reality for us all and Mrs. Bush has determined that it is her current reality.
“And where does avocado toast come in?” you ask. It was my “comfort breakfast” this morning. Everyday I make an effort to step out of my comfort zone to learn something new, meet someone new, consider an idea with which I might not agree. However, today I started off with a favorite comfort food…avocado toast with a squeeze of lime and a pinch of sea salt. We all need a little comfort in our lives!
Affirmation: I know how to comfort myself.
Coaching question: What brings you comfort?