I’m a bit of a coffee drinker. I used to use coffee as an “energy booster”, but not anymore. I enjoy the taste, the heat and the memories of drinking coffee. The great thing about coffee is that we have so many ways to enjoy it, or spice it up. We can add cream, sugar or just simply drink it black. But, isn’t life like coffee sometimes? Coffee by itself is great! But, sometimes we feel we need to add something to make it better. The new philosophy I’ve taken in life, or I guess has over-taken me, is to focus on the now and focus on the simple. In our culture of technologies and “last minute” sales, we can get distracted and inundated with thinking that we must have some thing in order to live our lives more fully.
We are born with most everything we need to live an amazing life. We must feed, clothe and shelter ourselves, but outside of that, do we really need all these crazy possessions? By no means am I saying that I’m going to take a vow of poverty, but I believe we are all called to live simply. How does the quote go: Don’t live simply, but simply live? When we focus on the now, we realize that what’s behind us and what’s ahead of us, doesn’t have ahold upon this moment, this breath and this conversation.
So, the next time you’re enjoying a cup of coffee, actually enjoy it. If we take the time to slow down and enjoy the smell, the taste and the warmth of the coffee, maybe this simple appreciation will overflow into our lives. Sometimes life needs a little sugar, but whether you’re enjoying it as it is, or adding something, always try to remember that each moment is a part of your life. To live life simply, means to slow down and appreciate each sip, and each moment of your day.