Good to the Last Drop
Confession time. I drink instant coffee. I know, I know, I can hear you moan - don't judge me. Instant is quick and easy, and I'm a busy girl. But it's not coffee, you say. Right, I'll give you that. I'm reminded every time I run by Starbucks while running errands, or when sitting down with a friend. "Oh yes," I sigh, "real coffee."
This past weekend I got real coffee every day while we were visiting my sister-in-law. She reminded me that real isn't that much more trouble, and I was worth it. Enjoying the moment is worth it. With my busyness set aside for a bit, I could see how I had been missing out on the little moments in life that add richness and depth.
So I bought myself an electric tea pot to heat my water (no more nuking), dusted off my little French press, and opened up the package of lovely German coffee my SIL sent home with me. Mmmm-mmm, good. I'll need a little practice to get the balance of coffee and water right, but it is really nice. I'm working on getting into a new habit. Turning over a new leaf. Taking a little better care of myself, so that ultimately, I'll have more to give back.
What other little moments of life are slipping by us that we will miss someday?