Cozy: (adj) snugly warm and comfortable
Being separated from the storm by four solid walls.
Letting the snow fall as the fire grows.
Finishing paying the last bill and still having just a little bit of money left over.
A pair of socks taken from the dryer and quickly slid on your feet.
A chilly room made better by a woolen sweater.
Realizing you made the better choice.
All the children in their beds without wondering if there is still one roaming the night streets.
Knowing you are in a room filled with those who really do seem to love you.
Coming up with the perfect way to say something off the top of your head and seeing the smiles of appreciation from those who were encouraged.
Feeling the heater in your car finally kick in so that you can remove the scarf from your face, take your gloves off and get ready to drive.
The exact right temperature of the hot chocolate, where it still warms your throat and hasn’t cooled down to the point of tasting like lukewarm chocolate milk.
Feeling discouraged and having someone come up behind you and place his or her hands on your shoulders in loving support.
Having traveled and traveled, to arrive home to put on your favorite nighttime shirt and ease your aching muscles into a bed that feels like it’s made of fluffy pillows.
Being glad you’re living instead of wondering what tomorrow will bring.
Cozy is that moment when we realize that being alive, loved and content cannot be surpassed.