Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ComfortFriends

We hear the phrase "comfort food" quite a lot.  It's the cuisine that makes us happy, that lights up the dopamine receptors in our brain, that makes us feel like everything is gonna be all right (at least for a little while).

It seems we also benefit from having some "comfort friends."  

Here's what they look/feel like:

  • They seem to be fully aware of our flaws, but somehow see through them.
  • They are honest with us, but gently so.
  • They amazingly have the ability to forgive us, repeatedly.
  • They listen to us a little more deeply than others do.
  • They don't make our friendship a (con)test.
  • They allow us to deactivate our defense shields.
  • They exhibit toward us something more akin to "love" than "like."
The hang is always easy.

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