I was browsing on YouTube a couple of weeks ago, and came across a video by a young woman called Kelly, who like me suffers with chronic illness. In the video she describes, and demonstrates how she made what she calls a ‘comfort box’. It’s a box which on the outside reflects your personality and your personal likes and interests. On the inside, however, holds on the things that you hold dear – those items which bring you comfort, a smile on your face on the bad days; those days where you feel really unwell, or so down that everything seems like such a struggle.
So, I decided to make my own comfort box, and thought I would share you some photographs of the comfort box that I made for myself:
At the moment the box is empty but going through my things and deciding what really makes me happy and gives me comfort for those ‘dark’ days especially when I am stuck in bed, and too dizzy and weak to get up out of bed. Thinking of selecting some of my extensive DVD box set collection in there, which often cheers me up and keeps me entertained when bored and lonely!! And maybe one of my cute little stuffed animal toys, really cute and puts a smile on my face and reminds me of some good times when I bought it.
If you were to make a comfort box; how would you decorate it? And what would you put in it?