Soft Things that are Soft

26 May

I really like soft things. Soft things have a way of making you feel better when you’re sick or sad or sleepy. There’s just something incredibly comforting about snuggling up with a soft blanket, or slipping into a soft sweatshirt and jammy pants. I don’t know what it is, exactly but it’s there and I love it.

I’m pretty sure most people are attracted to soft things. It starts at a very young age. Everything we touch is soft; soft baby blanket, soft baby clothes, soft baby toys. Perhaps that’s half the reason we like soft things, they’ve had this safe feeling imprinted on them from our childhoods. The subconscious memory of our mothers holding us tight while being wrapped in a soft blanket gives touching something equally or similarly soft that same safe feeling we got from being held. Or maybe I’m completely over thinking this and the real reason we like soft things is because they are soft and feel nice and that’s it.

Seriously though, have you ever noticed how something soft just makes you feel so much better? This applies probably more to girls than it does to guys, I suppose, since girls are so sensitive to touch. Whenever I’m feeling not so fabulous I find that wearing soft clothes somehow makes me feel much better, no matter what exactly has me feeling bad. Putting on a pair of pants, or wrapping myself in a soft blanket makes all the difference in the world.

Have you ever noticed this? How simply putting on something soft can make you feel better? It doesn’t matter how hot it is in my room, if I’m feeling bad, I’m going to whip out my fuzzy pajama pants and put them on. They’ll probably end up bunched up as far as they’ll go by morning, but it’s totally worth it just for the soft feeling. I don’t get it, but I’m glad I have it. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been in need of soft things. They’re great even when you’re feeling good. Fuzzy, fluffy and soft things always make me smile, no matter what.

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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Rants


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