Today is national coffee day, and a great time to get in touch with the things you love.
A warm cup of cappuccino with any kind of delicate design gracing its surface is one of my most delectable delights, especially when enjoyed in a quiet cafe with Autumn colored walls and a painted cement floor.
Call me crazy, but cappuccino in a round, thick, ceramic cup lights up my day, relaxes my mind and fills my heart. I love that it stimulates so many of my senses: sight, taste, touch – the warmth of the cup, and smell – that strong dusky scent. (Studies show that even sniffing coffee can awaken our senses and reduce stress!)
What treat, item, or setting, washes away the worries of the world, and makes even the greyest day shine for you?
Research shows that enjoying and savoring our personal pleasures is a great way to re-set and redirect our gloomy feelings and thoughts. The more descriptive and detailed your description of your pleasure the more likely you will be able to recreate its effect in your mind, long after you’ve enjoyed it.
I hope today you treat yourself to your favorite special moment or food, and then take time in the days ahead to replay the joy it brought you. I’m heading to a old-fashioned New York Italian bakery a perfect half-mile walk away for a steamy cup and and a crunchy, walnut, shortbread cookie, and I plan to savor the memory when I am back in Florida, 1200 miles my favorite cup of that delicious brew!
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I enjoyed seeing the updated photo of Martha Beck, from the one on her book cover. It’s a great one, isn’t it? I was struck by how healthy and beautiful she looks.
Thanks, Helen. She truly was fun!
Patrice, you have such a way with words. I love this post and know the coffees you have during your remaining time there will be so special. Savor every second and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Thank you, Helen. I truly appreciate your kind words. And, you are right, I will savor it all!