Daily thankfulness is good for the soul.
As I was growing up I was surrounded by coffee drinkers in my family. And I married a man who drinks far too much of it. I always thought coffee smelled so delicious, but when I tried drinking it, the taste wasn’t a match to the aroma, and the aftertaste it left in my mouth made me wonder what people really saw in drinking coffee. Then about ten years ago I was introduced to those vanilla lattes and caramel macchiatos, and I gradually became another of the many coffee drinkers in this world. I don’t always order specialty drinks anymore, but I don’t think I will ever be able to drink it black. Vanilla flavored creamer is a wonderful thing.
So I am thankful for coffee, but even more so for my daily activities that coffee drinking has become a part of. Often I read the newspaper or my devotional when I drink coffee in the mornings at home. And many times I meet a friend for “coffee,” but it is really the visit and conversation that energizes my spirit. Sometimes a cup of coffee provides the time needed to slow down and think through things before charging forward. And a cup to travel with as we leave on a trip makes the anticipation of the journey even more satisfying.
Coffee often has a way of bringing people together, and drawing out the dreams, plans, and friendships in us.
I am so thankful.