What I want?“To eat and drink what I want”The Reality?“My jeans crying when I go to put them on”
This morning, while sipping my delicious cup of coffee and rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I checked the daily news and a few things were brought to my attention concerning this holiday season…. We are all obsessed with what is totally fabulous to eat, decadent to drink and how much we will unfortunately weigh when we are done stuffing our “Oh so happy” faces. I fall victim to this trend each and every year, especially considering the winters are my down time to relax and do nothing if my little heart desires to do so. My coffee, however, understands this little known back and forth struggle and ever so lovingly supports me by having absolutely no calories. This is only true if you drink it straight from the pot or espresso machine with no additives. I myself love my coffee this way. Simple and satisfying. What doesn’t understand this yearly fight?… ALL THE OTHER DELICIOUS FOODS!
Each year I have a little, much-needed and completely necessary, heart to heart with something very important to me that affects my spring attire…..this painful conversation is had between me and my jeans… I look at them and say “Okay here’s the deal, I have to be able to fit into you all winter or I will be forced to diet and yoga every day.” My jeans simply reply…”Try all you want my food loving friend, but I will be hugging onto your legs like grim death in only a few weeks times so you better start now.” This was not a pleasing reality to have only a short few weeks into winter… And so here I am uncomfortably blogging in my summer jeans debating on what Awesome Butt Exercise is going to save the day. And of course when this lovely adventure is going to start…Motivation don’t fail me now. I know this will take consuming massive amounts of coffee to get me through, that is a challenge I am willing to accept. Thank God I do not have to live without my personality each day, we all know that would not fair well for those in my path.
So to all of you fellow foodies out there whom love this time of year and the wondrous foods it brings to the table giving us all the happiness of the season…I am right there with you… I say Bring it on! I plan on eating and drinking what I want and then blasting it off! 🙂 Happy Winter, and remember we are only a comment away and would love to hear your side of the adventure.
You have to admit my fellow coffee lovers that the time of year has come again to snuggle up to that warm comforting friend that never disappoints….And Yes I am talking about your Coffee!! 🙂
Whether your flavor of choice is a Dark Espresso Roast, or a Festive Seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Roast the drink in your hand melts the upcoming chill before it has a chance to settle in.
I recently fell in love with an old friend Gevalia Dark Espresso Roast. It was music to my mouth, and I loved every cup. I started drinking coffee at the young age of 9 years old, when my mom would leave some on the stove when she went to work in the morning. Ahhh the nostalgia of Gevalia and the memories of watching Bugs Bunny cartoons before school. Those were the good old days when coffee was cheap and they played good cartoons on channel 4.
Well now that I feel even older than I did when I sat down I will leave you with the following…
“Life is too short to hold onto things that don’t make you happy.
So take a good look at what’s in your hand and see what You are holding onto.
If you don’t like what you see…let it go and grab a hold of what will make you complete.
But choose wisely…You don’t want to be the one with the pile of used coffee grounds
We would like to wish all of our followers and fellow bloggers a very Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New year! May all your Journey’s be safe, your laughter be great, and your families be greatly blessed!
I would like to encourage each and every one of you to a challenge this holiday season and beyond.
PAY IT FORWARD! There are many ways to make someone’s day or even year. I have done this as much as I can afford and it is very rewarding to know that someone will be pleasantly surprised when their coffee if paid for by the person ahead of them. 🙂 I do it a lot when I go to drive through coffee huts. Even if it is only $1 or $2. 🙂 It is the selfless thought that counts. Our society could benefit a great if we all did this at least once a month, more often if your pocket-book can handle it. I like to put myself in their shoes, there have been so many days when I have been stressed out, sad, crying, and in need of coffee and comfort. So I PAY IT FORWARD, as often as I can. Even though I have never been a recipient of this generosity I know that it is not the reason I do it. It is for that man or woman or teenager who may have just had the worst day, or needed to feel as if they were cared for by someone they didn’t even know…..
So I encourage you all……feel the joy of Paying it Forward….I know you will be happy with the results. Feel free to share your stories of receiving or giving selflessly this Year. 🙂 We would love to hear your stories.
May all your wishes, prayers, and dreams come true.
~Drink Coffee be Happy~
The Merriest of Holiday wishes from Our home to Yours!
Life is crazy these days, it seems like there is only time to grab a cup of coffee and head out the door hoping you have remembered all the essentials. The end of the summer is organized chaos at our house, sports, work, yard work, all things ending in “Work” pretty much.
I hope you have found time to really enjoy the summer no matter where you are in the world! 🙂 Each day is a journey, with opportunity and new things to experience.
We would love to hear from you!
What has been the best thing you learned, experienced, tasted, witnessed, or ventured out to do this summer?
Thank you to all our followers! We love you all ❤
~Drink Coffee be Happy~