It's 8:38 PM (CST), and I'm still enjoying National Coffee Day!
And, no, it's not decaf.
I don't know that I can be qualified as a hard core coffee drinker though. I like my cup o' joe with so much creamer in it that I can't really taste the coffee.
Yeah, I know, I'm a wanna be coffee connoisseur.
I don't care though. I like it the way I like it.
I didn't always like it though. In fact, I was downright opposed to coffee, but then I became a counselor and the rest is history.
Actually, I have no idea what the correlation is between the start of my coffee habit and the beginning of my school counseling career. It's probably a mere coincidence, but when I tell people that I started drinking coffee about the time I became a counselor, they shake their heads knowingly. I don't know what they know that I don't know, but they seem to know something. I just shake my head in agreement as if I'm right there with them.
Here is what I do know about coffee though (for me anyway):
Having a cup of coffee with my breakfast kickstarts my day. I actually don't drink all that much, more like a shot plus a little more.
I take a big mug of it to school, and nurse it until around 10:00. If I'm not done with it by then, oh well. I dump it out and drink water the rest of the day.
Sometimes when I come home in the afternoon or early evening after my workout, I will reheat whatever is left over while I'm making supper.
I enjoy going to a coffee shop and trying something different when I get a chance to.
Sitting outside drinking a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper or writing in my journal is relaxing and peaceful.
Sometimes my son Nolan and I will meet at Legends Coffee Shop in Omaha to do some writing and catching up.
Last Saturday, my daughter Jaelyn surprised me with Starbucks while I was getting my hair dyed.
Coffee is much more than just something to drink. It's something to sip, ponder, and wonder over. So, even though today is National Coffee Day, it's simply one more reason to celebrate something I cherish daily for reasons beyond the taste.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.