Each morning that I get the grind size and the amount of water just right to make a perfect pot of coffee, and manage to get the perfect amount of half and half into the cup, when I take that first sip of the first cup of the day, something hits me. I will often as not speak aloud: Thank You for coffee (because I am the only one up and no one will think twice of it--they probably wouldn't think twice of it anyway). I'm not being irreverent, in the way that Thank God is often thrown around. I truly mean it. By giving that little expression of heartfelt thanks over a simple cup of coffee, I am really expressing many things:
Thank You God for small pleasures, like a really great cup of coffee.
Thank You for financial provision so that I can buy coffee and half and half to make that lovely cup of coffee each morning.
Thank You God for the generosity of others--the coffee pot was a gift from my dad years ago and makes the best cup of coffee ever.
Thank You God that I live in America, in a nice house with heat in the winter and cold air in the summer, where I can wake up and have a cup of coffee and start my day easily.
And to show that God truly works all things for good (okay that is a little tongue in cheek, but not irreverent, I hope): "A new study shows that brewed coffee contains soluble fiber, the roughage found in oatmeal and apples that aids digestion, helps the body absorb vital nutrients and keeps a lid on cholesterol." Thanks to Mental Multivitamin for the link
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