Comfort Me With Apples

For some reason, when I was coming up with my Listicle about 10 Things That Comfort Me, I immediately thought of a Bible verse in Proverbs: A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver. (25:11).  And, yes I had to look it up to get the wording.  This popped into my mind, because when I was thinking about things that comfort me, I remembered a book I had read where the main character said something about “comfort me with apples” and that is one thing that would be on my Listicle.  That, too, is a verse in Song of Solomon, but I didn’t understand it.   (Okay, okay… I haven’t had my soda yet this morning. )

Next week’s topic comes from yours truly, and you get to pick your choice!  Either 10 Things You Love About Your House or 10 Things You Love About Your City/Town— heck, you could even do both!  So, make your own list, link up with us at Stasha’s and have some fun!

10 Things That Comfort Me

  1. Apple Dumplings – (See, that is why I thought of that verse!)  Whenever I have a warm apple dumpling, with REAL vanilla bean ice cream, all is right with the world.
  2. Hugs and Kisses from my kids and the Hubs.
  3. Chocolate – Dang good chocolate.  Expensive chocolate.  Chocolate you almost feel guilty eating.  Yeah, that kind of chocolate.
  4. Reading a favorite book – I have a few favorites, but its like spending time with an old friend.  You know what is going to happen, you know how it will turn out.  But, it still brings peace to your soul.  One of these is Sara Donati’s Into the Wilderness (which, by the way is where they said comfort me with apples.)
  5. Pictures of my dad and brother – Enough said.
  6. Southern Comfort – No, really.  LOL.
  7. The Porch Light – There is nothing more comfortable than coming home late at night and the porch light being on.
  8. Silence – The silence when no one is home and the TV is off and you are curled up on the couch with a good book.  That silence.
  9. Chicken and Noodles – The ultimate comfort food…. on top of mashed potatoes.  It just warms your heart.
  10. My Teddy Bear – Don’t laugh.  Its the teddy bear the Hubs bought me the night before I left for college.  Its been with me back and forth from Cleveland each weekend, has gone down the drag strip with me several times, and has been used for many hugs and crying jags.  Now, it is residing in the kids’ room, hopefully bringing them comfort.

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  1. Love your list. I feel like going home now, curling up on the couch and reading a good book and then having some chicken noodle for lunch. Those simple pleasures are just heavnly right? And then after I enjoy some quiet, I’d love those bear hugs from my kids. 🙂

  2. I love that you still have – and cherish – the teddy bear that your husband gave you so many years ago. What a great treasure for your children to have, both because of its sentimental value but also for the symbolism of their mom and dad, as a team, for all this time. Great list!

  3. I know, right? LOL. Especially as cold as it is outside today.

  4. It’s funny trying to explain to them that daddy bought it for me, but he wasn’t a daddy then. They get this confused look and then usually ask me if I called him daddy when we were kids. LOL.

  5. I love #7 – porch light…a sweet comfort

    As for reading books…I love finding a heavy, 1000-pager that is well written (the kind of book you don’t ever want to end) – it’s such a good feeling to come back to it, and get lost in the words.

    I loved stuffed animals – I have a collection of memorable furry friends (including the animal that was in the hospital bassinet with me). I have this dog beanie baby that goes everywhere with me when I sweetie gave it to me when I was in college. One time, I got back from a trip and I learned that one of my roommates used a marker to put eyelashes on it – I almost had a heart attack.

    Happy Listicles Monday!

  6. Chocolate and a book…best ever! The chicken and noodles sounds lovely!

  7. Too funny! I also have the bear my dad bought me when I was in the hospital. It even still plays music!

  8. Don Gibson says:

    Great list! Your right about the porch light can’t explain why but it is comforting pulling into the dark driveway and the porch light is on. That is one well traveled bear, I think we should start taking him with it’s on family trips.

  9. Hey – the title of my post was Southern Comfort! ha ha! Multiple and layered meaning there, of course! 🙂

    The Porch Light — I like that one!

  10. Love your list. Southern comfort made me laugh.

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