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Cowgirl Smart

If it were entirely up to you there would be time for coffee every morning on the porch, the dog would be welcome in the Board Room and your children’s laughter would be the loudest noise you heard all day.  If it were your choice people would always be treated with respect and the longest part of the day would be the ride you take over the range as the sun is just beginning to go down.  Not everyone is asking your opinion but in the areas you control, you respond first with kindness, you give a little more than is expected, you make it a point to sit with the old man on the board walk to hear his stories about a long ago war.  You’ve never seen anything quite as beautiful as the darks eyes of your mare peeking out from under her mane, and you make a point of letting the people you love know that you do, and you’ve no plans of quitting.  You’re a cowgirl and it’s the little things that matter to you, because in the grand scheme of things they are all that you can count on.


Refined Sipping

A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de...

A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de kafo. Français : Photo d'une tasse de caffé Español: Taza de café (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have decided that coffee, at times, should be sipped, not from oversized mugs that give the drinker a wrist cramp, and certainly not from an ecologically sound recyclable cup made from previously recycled materials that were retrieved from landfill in a third world country, but from an actual porcelain cup with a saucer, accompanied by a small spoon for stirring and perhaps a chocolate cookie that is wrapped in wax paper.  Have we become so enamored by our brew that we have come to overlook the joy of the ceremony, the ritual of stopping and drinking coffee in quiet contemplation, letting the steam cloud our specs, and the aroma waft thoughtfully above our head.  Next time you get a coffee let it be an event, a moment of non-moving time, when your soul can gather itself in calm, heartwarming repose.  Ask your coffee guru to add saucered cups to their repertoire, and if they don’t know what you’re talking about, go somewhere else.

quite the tragedy

Well seeing as though today is Tuesday, it is time again for a Blissful Basic.  Tonight the wind is blowing, the air is cool, it has been a long day and well… a bit of a hard day because I have gone without COFFEE.

This is quite the tragedy for me, not to mention extremely rare.  I have to admit that COFFEE is what makes me human in the morning and, at times, it is the only thing that can get me to smile.  After a day of suffering, a day without COFFEE, I have come to realize just how truly glorious COFFEE really is.  This is why today, my Blissful Basic is the ever needed, ever loved, hallelujah in a cup, cup of … 


That warm, beautiful cup of eye closing, take a deep breath caffeine can cure any ailment.  There is just something about a cup of fresh brewed COFFEE that can get the day started off just right.  At my house we have mugs big enough to swim in, with handles large enough to get your whole fist around. 

A stop at Starbucks for a Latte can make any trip a great one and grabbing a cup with a friend is the best kind of therapy there is. 

So tomorrow morning, when you get out of bed, take time to get your favorite mug out of the cupboard and fill it up with steaming hot goodness and enjoy today’s Blissful Basic…


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