I am an avid coffee lover. I first appreciated the aroma of coffee as a child. Each morning when my parents’ percolator bubbled as I entered the kitchen, it told me everything was well with the world.
I have progressively adjusted my taste – beginning in college with a milky, sugary-sweet, beverage; I have “matured” to being a fan of the strong, pure-black, nothing-added variety.
I especially relish the warmth of a full steamy mug in my hands, especially when it is cold… but even when it’s hot outside – a tip I learned living in tropical Costa Rica. The “Ticos” taught me a hot drink warming up your inside makes you feel cooler outside. 🙂 My many years in Latin America conditioned me to be able to drink coffee at all times of the day – caffeine rarely affects me.
I collect coffee mugs from all over the world. Even my blog boasts a coffee theme.
However, as much as I love my coffee…
I lose my enjoyment of my coffee when I hurry.
Maybe you prefer tea or coke over coffee. The principle is the same. We lose our enjoyment of many things when we are not fully engaged, when we are distracted, and when we are not focused. Conversations are forgotten, food becomes tasteless and people feel less valued.
Victoria Sweet, MD understands how hurry works. She wisely says:
“You don’t have to have your coffee and read the paper
and talk to someone and text. Just drink your coffee.”
Slow down. Take care of you. Take time to replenish.
Today, just drink your coffee.
Or try one of these:
- listen to music or play your instrument
- go on a walk
- work in a garden
- write a card or letter by hand or journal
- be creative – paint, draw, craft, build something
- go to a spa, get a massage, exercise
How would doing just one thing at a time increase your enjoyment of that experience today?