I’m always in two minds as to whether I like Oprah or not but there’s times without number I’m inspired by her. This is one of those times! Yes, I’m talking coffee cup wisdom here.
Coffee Cup Wisdom
I love my coffee – tea too, if you really want to know. However, I’m not talking about the contents of the cup, but the messages we see on them. What if your coffee cup was talking to you? Here’s what it might say:
You got this!
You who have seen so much pain and heartache in the past, you can do this. Life will hand you only as much as you can manage and you’re doing pretty darn well, my dear. All you need to do is live in the present moment, knowing that you will find all the grace you need to see this moment through.
Not all those who wander are lost
Discover your passion. Wander, discover and enjoy the process. Take your time to find yourself – dare to risk ‘wandering’ in search of ‘You’.
It’s not a bad thing to celebrate a simple life
In an age where people seem to be defined by their wealth, status and achievements, we often forget the simple things that matter the most. Seeking out a simple and meaningful life and celebrating it every day is a wonderful thing to do!
Clean As You Go
If you make a mess, clean up after yourself. Take responsibility for your actions. Own up to mistakes. Don’t play the victim when challenged.
Breathe In. Breathe Out
Enjoy the fact that you are alive. Take deep cleansing breaths. Breathe in inspiration, breathe out anger and negativity. Life is good! Wake up and smell the coffee! 🙂
Filter Coffee and Us
José and I love the aroma and taste of filter coffee. It does require some work and planning – the decoction needs to be made at least an hour before it is drunk. And it doesn’t always filter well. So you might get less coffee than you need! However, no instant coffee can compare with it, we think.
Here is a not very good photograph of my South Indian coffee filter.
|(Please notice my Everyday Gyaan cup!)
If you want to know more about how the filter works, go here for a video.
Making filter coffee is a good metaphor for life – you plan it, live it the best way you can, and then leave the rest up to Providence – sometimes you get stuck, but most times it turns out fabulous.
What does your cup of coffee tell you?
Joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday – prompt – Coffee.