I remember my friend saying that during those months, whenever her life became unbearable, she would order take out for dinner and curl up in bed with her kids to watch movies all evening. They watched silly, happy, feel-good movies together as they snuggled under the covers, and somehow those hours helped pave the way toward better times.
Happy movies. Take-out. Chocolate. An entire weekend with the telephone off the hook. A stack of beach books. Long walks. Quiet bubble baths with votive candles lit along the edge of the tub. There is much to be said for these simple creature comforts, and their ability to transport us, even temporarily, up and away from whatever is dragging at our ankles. They remind us that life won't always feel this hard, and it won't!