The Art of Comfort

The Art of Comfort. I love being comforted. Especially by myself. It is very important to comfort and be gentle with one self. All I have to do is visit the Historic Square and I am automatically comforted. In my little world that is my favorite 4 corners of all time and in all the world. You have your coffee shop, Square Perk. My family law attorney Mr. Matt LedBetter, Scoops, the Ice Cream shop, Ms. June and the Lingerie Shop, and of course Floyd Street and all the little stores in between. I have been a customer of Fletcher’s since a little girl. I just went in the other day and got a new battery for my watch. They were so loving and readily fixed my watch for me. Being on the Square is like heaven. I love to go visit. Money or no money, either way is just fine. You can get a lemon water for FREE at Square Perk and take a stroll around the Square or a walk down Historic Floyd Street and stroll among all the Antebellum homes and the beautiful lawns. My Floyd Street and its intimate details blog has hit over 300 now to date. My mother before passing was nurse to Anthony D’Almeida many years ago and I had a couple of parties in his Antebellum home on Conyers Street that is featured in The Glory of Covington. It is  a beautiful towering Antebellum and I know every nook and cranny that it holds. As a teenage girl that house was a dream come true and such the wondrous place to venture. My mom passed away a Veterans Administration Atlanta Hospital head of nurses years ago and I miss her dearly. I find great comfort in solemn prayer when I wish I could reach out to her or just call her and tell her about my day. Same with my father, Mayron Fuller of The Fuller Family Farms at 1-20, Old Atlanta Highway and Almon Road. He passed of Cancer and I long to speak to and hold him too. I find great comfort in visiting the Square and reminiscing on my childhood and my school days from The Little Red School House, to Ficquett, to Sharp to Newton High and a graduate of Dekalb Tech. And now a student at New Rock. Student and Peer teacher and leader. Blogging about therapeutic self – help is another way that I relieve stress, anxiety and depression. I am into self – help worksheets, handouts and workbooks as it is most therapeutic and I have been advised by many a therapist to continue with my blogging as it is not only healthy but a good way to be an advocate, of which The State of GA requires you be an advocate to attend the Peer Specialist Training Programs and to make application as well.

The photo of me at Square Perk was taken today while I was having coffee in the back sitting on the sofa passing the afternoon away. Visit and have yourself a comfort coffee and get a photo with their Autumn tree.

This is a long list of I’ve Learned that I would like to share with you. It was given to me by a nurse at Peachford Hospital who cares deeply for me and the list was compromised of many individual’s and their own personal experiences contributed to the list. Please take a little time and reflect upon this list during the month of November and jot down a few things you have learned to add to the list. Putting your list up for easy reading. Such as on your mirror or your bedside or pressed in a book, preferably with a flower.

Here’s the list :

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you, all you an do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better have something.

I’ve learned that you should not compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.

I’ve learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than t is to think.

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do no matter how we feel. I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that learning to forgive takes practice.

Continuing tomorrow with the rest of the I’ve learned quotes. As there are many.

The forgiving that takes practice goes hand in hand with comfort and comforting one self. And its importance on whole health. The perspective that View Point Health takes. The whole health. The mind, body and spirit. Of which, I get a lot out of it during class, whether I am taking a class or teaching one I always feel lots better after class. Being a graduate of The Respect Institute I feel it very important to learn to comfort and console yourself. That being alone you often find yourself in the process. I have given the last ten years of my life to my children and their best interest and hopes of their brightest futures. I have fought the long and hard fight and have came out on top continuously. Thanks to the great mentors and friends I have had a long the way. I will continue with this path over the course of my life, always taking time to visit the Clock Tower and seek its counsel. The chime always makes things right for me. Right within. Right within me and my heartstrings. To hear the Clocktower chiming brings dreams of mine to life and puts reality into perspective. This has always rang true for me and my life.

I have found Psalm 90 very comforting over the last couple of weeks. As I read it I realized that it was this very verse that mine and my ex husbands was placed on during our marriage ceremony in Gatlinburg in 1995. I have it marked in my bible that I have had for over 20 years now. Since pregnant with my son, Tyler, now 21. Psalm 90 has been a true blessing even given it takes me down memory lane. My past has somehow always seemed to have worked out for the best and for the greater good. So many people claim that you have to let go of your past. I agree somewhat but my past always seems to come ten fold with my life once again later on in life. Always representing someone or something that I need to work on or need closure of by having new ties and maintaining new contact’s with. I am going to try and set up a tour of The Historic Courthouse and the Clock Tower for my classmates this Autumn. I have always wanted to see inside the Clock Tower. I have asked about it at the Courthouse and been told that I could that it just had to be arranged. SO that is on my Christmas wish list. A visit and photographs with the Clock Tower. The tower that chimes morning, noon and night for my life and its grand tale and tales yet to pass.

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