Friday, October 21, 2011

Loving Coffee Again

On the widow's path, it's mostly just a matter of survival. I just try to make the best of each day, looking to find some peace and a feeling of productivity. I learned early on that small things make survival less daunting, because every tiny victory helps make the big picture less painful.

I've learned effective coping strategies. Some, pretty obvious. Others? Probably only helpful in my life and utterly useless to others.

One thing I finally did was to take the plunge and spend money I received for my birthday on a Keurig coffee machine. I'd been drinking awful instant coffee for months. Why? The thought of brewing a pot of coffee without my sweet man to share it with me just sent me over the edge. Really, I cried every time I tried to do it, so I gave up and drank crappy instant mud. For a while, it worked. Then, as I said, I took the plunge.

It's not an earth-shattering thing, but it's wonderful to enjoy a cup of coffee again. In a special mug made just for me by an amazing young woman. And, I'm trying new flavors, which is easy with the variety of K-Cups available.

So, my latest step forward on this journey. I didn't know what to talk about this morning until I looked down at my mug of hazelnut coffee and smiled.

What's making you smile today? I hope it's something good. And, I wish you a peaceful day. Walk gently. Smile often. And, when the chance to calm your heart shows up, take it. Even if that chance comes in a coffee cup!


Shearer's Girl said...

What's making me smile today? Your blog! A warm smile that is. Also my rabbit because she likes licking my face, bless her.

Melissa McClone said...

Good for you! Enjoy the new coffee maker and this next step on your journey.

As for what's making me smile... I got a reader review for my upcoming November release. It's wonderful and after working late last night to send in my revisions and a proposal waiting for me, it did put a big smile on my face.

Of course, I'm sure when the two puppies we're watching arrive later that will make me smile even more!

Kathleen said...

So glad you are drinking good-tasting coffee. We are smiling here in Florida because of cool weather.