Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Five - Comfort Media

Today's Friday Five invites us to share about favorite forms of media that bring comfort and peace. This was a more difficult exercise than I expected it to be because I go through phases in my "comfort media." And since this is supposed to be the "Friday Five" rather than the "Friday Fifty" I decided to go with things that currently bring me comfort and peace.

Books by Jan Karon - I believe I started reading these books early in my college career and I absolutely fell in love with the setting, the characters, and her writing style. I was absolutely heartbroken when the first series, The Mitford Years, ended. But I do love my occasional return trips to Mitford. And I am especially thrilled that there is now a new series (and now a brand new book!) Everything she writes seems to become an "old favorite" even after I read it the first time! The picture today is of the newest book that I am going to see about acquiring this weekend!

Music by Chris Rice - I have not kept up with much of his stuff after about 2005, but I adore what I have and would love to get more. My favorites have always been "Smell the Color Nine" and "The Living Room Sessions - Hymns" but hearing his voice is just amazingly soothing to me. If anyone out there is searching for Christmas gift ideas for me, I'd love to have "The Living Room Sessions - Christmas" eventually!

The Wemmicks books by Max Lucado - I don't care that these are "children's books", it is wonderful to be reminded in such a tangible way that, "You are special!" I currently have two of these sitting on my desk at the hospital and I have found myself reading them about every other day. Good stuff!

Casino - Ok, I know this doesn't seem like a typical "warm fuzzy" movie, but it is for me. Mostly because when I am watching it, I am curled up on the couch with my husband! Now that I've seen it several times, I don't have to use my brain a whole lot when I watch it and it lets me re-charge!

The Golden Girls - Whether it's a re-run on tv or my DVDs (I have the entire series!) I love to get a giggle at Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche! I can probably quote most episodes but I love that they still make me laugh! This is also a special something I like to share with Jeff because he had never seen them until we first started dating but it didn't take long before he was hooked, too. Now we usually watch at least one re-run somewhere before we go to bed!

What kinds of things give you comfort and peace? Share away, I'm always looking for more!


  1. ooh, Jan Karon. There is something about her writing that just IS comfort, isn't there?

  2. Would have to be music of my youth. Old country songs that my family listened to. Eddie Rabbit, Conway Twitty, Crystal Gayle.......


  3. When I'm sick, I watch The Lady & The Tramp.

  4. I have been so out of the loop I didn't realize Jan Karon had another series. Her characters just jump off the page.

    And the Golden Girls - so funny.

    Thank you for playing!

  5. I loved the early Mitford books, and named one of my dogs after my favorite character, Dooley Barlowe! I no longer have my Dooley, but he was such a character, just like the Dooley of Mitford. I haven't read the recent Karon books, but will have to look for them.