We have all had a kid come up to you, or watch one go to their mother or father after falling down on the ground and ask for a Band-Aid. There isn’t any blood, or even a scratch, they just got bumped. But the kid gets the Band-Aid and they suddenly stop crying, go back outside, and run around like kids do.
Kids find comfort in having a Band-Aid after they are hurt. So do we.
Well, maybe not after getting bumped or bruised; but for our emotions. When friends or family moves away, get let go from a job, get a bad grade on a test, or whatever your case may be; we from time to time get emotionally bumped or bruised. Then we, like kids, search for a source of comfort.
You may find comfort from many things; friends, family, religion, chocolate, food, candy, social attention, music, or in the most unfortunate circumstance; addiction. But whatever you find comfort in during times of emotional discomfort, your are patching up one thing, with another. This can be very good, and this can be very bad.
If you have experienced some emotional discomfort, you might as well patch that situation with something that could be beneficial to you. Besides, why make a bad situation, worse by letting it lead to something that could be destructive to your future. If you are running to addictions to comfort you during times of trial, you are damaging your future and your family. But if you are emotionally damaged and respond in such a manner of which is productive, keep doing so. Make it a habit.
Whether is productive, or damaging, there is many ways to receive comfort for your emotional distress. Like a Band-Aid, there are many different colors, characters, or patterns for the kid to choose from. You just have to choose the one that looks the best for you.
So, would you like a Elmo or Dorah Band-Aid?