Today I came to a startling realization.
I went to the grocery store and then picked up a Starbucks treat, a grande iced caramel macchiato made with soy milk. It's my go-to. I enjoy it...
...until today. Today I wasn't feeling it. I paid over $5.00 for it, and I didn't even enjoy much of it before I decided to pour the rest of it out. I basically poured $5.00 down the drain.
And I didn't like that feeling. I started thinking about all the iced coffee and tea drinks I've been buying lately, and I suddenly felt sick to my stomach.
So much wasted money.
Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy coffee shops and amazing hand-crafted coffees. I like the atmosphere. I like the experience of meeting up with a friend or doing some writing while I leisurely sip on the deliciousness someone has taken the care to make.
And that's what I need to get back to. Enjoying the experience as much as enjoying the cup of coffee. It's what I've been missing lately. I started taking coffee for granted, and thus, not enjoying it very much.
It's time to get back to why I enjoy coffee so much. It's more about the experience and less about the coffee itself.
Even though it was an expensive lesson, it's one that will have a bigger payoff in the grand scheme of things. A better cup of coffee and an even more positive experience.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.