Joe, Mud, Java, Cuppa, Go Juice, Cupped Lightning, C8H10N4O2. These are just a few names for the world’s most popular morning beverage: Coffee.
If you’re like me, you’re useless in the morning before that first cup of coffee, but as soon as that sweet and savory bean juice hits your tongue, all systems are GO. But coffee isn’t just an energy boost for me in the morning; it represents something much bigger than that.
When I wake up at 7 a.m., the only thing I can think about is coffee. I’m by all means addicted to it, but that’s not the reason that it’s the first thing on my mind.
When I make a pot of coffee, I’m starting my day. It represents new beginnings and new opportunities; a chance to make today a great day. From the first sip to the last drop, each cup revitalizes me and encourages me to get things done and offer my best efforts in everything I do.
This mental exercise that I put myself through on a daily basis helps me look at other things in my life and appreciate all of the things that make each day special. Make time for the things that matter. It can be any part of your daily routine, but find it and appreciate it for all that it does for you.
To most, it’s just a cup of coffee. To me, it’s more.