When I order a latte at Starbucks it always includes a 'for here' mug. Most of the time the order taker knows what that means because it's a special order when you deviate from the signature white paper cup. I like to drink my coffee in a ceramic mug when I'm not taking it to-go, which is more often than not. It makes my daily coffee experience so much more enjoyable. It feels like home.
Did you know that in most espresso joints you can order your coffee in a ceramic mug? It's simple, all you need to do is ask. The paper cup is only necessary when your taking life on-the-go. Is taking your coffee to-go really necessary every single day? With the pace of daily living being so hurried and disconnected, I find that twenty minutes to linger with my cup-a-joe is practically therapy. It feels right to start my day stopping to reflect, breathing in the morning and taking time to view the wide angles.
It's often during that small window of down time that I focus on
someone other than myself, someone important to me that I want to reach
out to. I think of a coworker who's been struggling and I devise a
simple plan to offer support. It affords me a few minutes each day to
even dream out load. Sometimes I dream up an amazing family vacation.
For a few minutes, the frantic pace of impossible is quieted and
suddenly possibility rises up again inside my heart.
Ordering my coffee in a for here mug becomes so much more than another passing moment in life, it's transformed into living and breathing in goodness. It's a chance to regain a sense of where I'm going and why. Your life really can be a special order every day. Being present, being here in the moment is a simple choice. It's a gift really and it can become that moment of contentment you've been missing. Don't take your life to go today, sit down and quietly drink it in. You'll be amazed at how good it tastes.