Join me for Coffee? :)

Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening!

heart latte

I’m deviating from my normal poetry posts, but I hope you join me in a caffeine toast.Β  Come on over, pretend we’re sitting around a table, in a cozy cafe or coffee house, watching the sun shine or listening to the rain drop against the windows. We hear the murmur of voices around us, as others catch up on years past or on yesterday’s events. By the way, this is very casual, no formalities, just fun and relaxing. πŸ™‚

So, let’s talk coffee…what’s your favorite? I never used to be a coffee drinker, until a couple of years ago; with a little help from my friends, I grew to love any kind of lattes. I’ll also drink regular coffee, but it needs a little sweetness. β™₯

Okay, you’re probably wondering if this post is all about coffee…well, not really…but it’s a great ice breaker, don’t you think? And just so you know, I’m not editing this too deeply…it’s as though we’re talking, you and I. πŸ™‚ I felt like simply chatting and I also wanted to share a little something I experienced a few days ago…

golden gate bridge sunrise image

I woke up feeling extremely happy. I know, very original. πŸ™‚ For those of you who read my previous post, you know my family is happy about our daughter’s college graduation last night and beginning her next chapter in life. Then our son will be graduating from high school in two weeks and moving on to college in the fall, as well.Β  So I do have reasons to be happy, but there are also matters in the mind to keep the worry meter running.

Regardless of all that is happening, I felt such a deep, physical and weightless sensation, not an everyday occurrence. It was like walking on air, waving arms and all, ready to shout out, β€œHey, World, I’m feeling really happy today!”  I can already imagine reactions!Β πŸ™‚

walking-on-air

Well, it happened; a very real feeling of euphoria and it was awesome!Β  It’s really hard to explain and come across in somewhat of an intelligent manner, and one that is rated G.Β  πŸ™‚

But you see, my point is this post isn’t just about coffee and artificial stimulants; it’s about natural β€œhighs” and how we can simply be happy for no apparent reason! Maybe in my dreams (that I don’t usually remember) I was thinking of one of these exciting events, which caused me to wake up feeling an extension of the excitement. Who knows?

However, can’t we be happy about the small things, too?Β  Like noticing my hydrangeas blooming (thanks to hubby), enjoying the sunshine, receiving a complement from someone, getting a “kiss” from a much loved canine?Β  πŸ™‚ I believe even small miracles are all around us if we open our eyes to them…

I suppose I felt like sharing some inspiration, but conversations are meant for many voices, so I’d love to hear from you, if you have the time…have you experienced this before?Β  Or do I sound absolutely crazy? πŸ™‚

Well, thanks a β€œlatte” for stopping by and with all silliness aside, I truly do appreciate all of you who visit my blog. Without you, I wouldn’t have made it to a year and a half of writing, reading, learning and making new wonderful friends! β™₯

I’ll end now with a little β€œHappy” inspiration from one of my oldies…

“Your life will be changed and you’ll feel truly blessed,
When you look real close, you’ll find Happiness”

puppy hugs

Β© LScott 2013

All Photos: Google Images

http://lscotthoughts.com/2013/02/12/a-choice/

P.S. It appears I really love happy faces!Β  πŸ™‚ (oops)

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49 thoughts on “Join me for Coffee? :)

  1. The little things in life are truly the things that make life worthwhile.
    We just need to notice πŸ™‚ Thanks for the coffee and a fun relaxing post!

  2. I feel this too – sometimes, not often, just now and then. Happiness and sadness are states of mind that can vary so much, and sometimes for no apparent reason, although there probably is one. It’s odd, but when I was a teenager I was always falling into a depressed state of mind, for reasons I couldn’t quite understand, but today, I’m 45, have been through horrible times in recent years, and yet my mind is more stable and content than it ever has been. The mind is a strange place! May the happiness of small things continue!! πŸ˜€

    • The mind is a strange place, Suzy, and I’m so glad you’ve found stability now that you’re older. For me, at 52, I feel more comfortable in my skin than I did when I was younger…maybe it’s all a part of growing and finding out who we are and when we’re older, we don’t care what others think so much. I still care, but it’s easier to realize who my true friends really are…thanks so much for commenting and conversing and have a lovely day, my friend! xx

  3. First Lauren, you certainly do not sound absolutely crazy!!

    What a lovely post to greet me this Sunday morning! If only we all could meet like you say, but in your words I could picture us all there chatting around the table., lovely thought.

    And yes I, too, have these “now and again” feelings of inexplicable euphoria.
    Gratitude exploding within a few precious moments, or something like that.

    Its a wonderful feeling when I know I have the capacity to feel like this even in the depths of adversity.

    HBL ❀ XX

    • Thanks, Chris, I’m happy to find out I’m not crazy! πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t it be great if we could meet? Well, “here” will have to be good enough, chatting around our imaginary table. Now, who’s crazy? Heehee. I’m glad you’ve felt these euphoric moments, too, no matter what is happening in life. They’re pretty awesome even without definitive explanations. I hope your day is a happy one, my friend! HBL β™₯ xxx

  4. My coffee cup needs a refill, please! Just sweetener…I already had my first cup this morning with Hazelnut creamer.
    Both my dogs woke me this morning with sweet nose kisses…hey, that tickles.
    Hubby moans when they do that to him…hahaha, but I laugh because I know it’s good for him.
    The day is bright and sunny, the birds are chirping! It’s going to be a wonderful day! Why, because like you I just find happiness in what’s right in from of me! If I don’t see any, then it’s up to me to make some then!
    Hey, my coffee cup is empty again!
    Have a wonderful day, my friend! And I’m very happy for you and your children’s graduation!…Halleluiah! πŸ™‚
    Sending you love and hugs!…and creamer for the morning! xxx

    • Okay, come on over and I’ll pour you a refill, Deb! I also love Hazelnut creamer and Vanilla; those are my faves! You crack me up with the doggie nose kisses and I can just imagine. We’ve had our share, too, and they’re worth it! You have such a great attitude, my friend, and I’m glad we share it! Thanks also for your graduation wishes…another dream come true for all of us…sending much love and tons of hugs to you, too, and have a lovely Sunday! Oh, and thanks for the creamer! β™₯ xoxo

  5. I’ve just made my coffee – double strength French Roast. I’ve poured it into my favorite mug (an elaborate creation by Deruta Italy) and added as much again hot milk.. I’m joining you for morning coffee, and I’ve brought you book my daughter gave to me. It arrived in the post years ago. My daughter had just finished reading it and the impact on her life was so dramatic she wanted everyone she loved to have this book. I believe you would appreciative the thoughts in this book Lauren The name of the book “The Road Less Traveled” by Scott Peck. In it he states … it is not your God given right to wake up every morning happy. You have to work at it. The book is about choices and any one who reads it can’t help but NOT look at life in a different way. I am not a big fan of self-help books. I am even reticent about recommending this one. I don’t want to presume to intrude on any one’s personal life . But who knows??? XX Virginia

    • I’m glad you joined me for coffee, Virginia, and you are never intruding in my personal life! I believe Happiness is a choice and it’s not always easily attained, either. I’ll check out your book; it sounds like it could only be beneficial in life and thank you for suggesting it! Have a lovely day, my friend, and thanks for participating in this conversation! Many hugs!

  6. Great post! I love coffee as well as what we call ‘little things in life’, but my way of looking at it is that once you can really see all of the little things that have happened over your life, it really is a big thing! It is truly a blessing to have that feeling born from a grateful heart and mind~

    • Thanks, Charlene, and I love your perspective, too; what a perfect way to wrap the little things up and cherish them even more! Enjoy your coffee and have a wonderful day! xx

  7. Extra cream no sugar please! Delightful post and today my happiness meter broke to bits cuz the Lord’s so filled me up with grace and blessings that words fail me thought i’ve written many things in the last hour so apparently rational thinking fails me but I bubble on anyway. I made cookies, here have one with your coffee, won’t you? They have Nutella in them, i think you’ll enjoy them! Thanks so much for having me in today! Have you ever seen such a blue sky?

    • Thanks so much, Martha, and there is nothing quite like a Happiness meter breaking to bits! I love it! You are very blessed and so am I to have your presence here, so thank you, and also for the cookies (cookies are my vice) :)! And just for the record, my daughter loves Nutella; they sound delicious! The sky is very blue today and I hope you enjoy it’s beautiful embrace!

      • You really must make the Nutella cookies. Mindless and kid proof (IDK her age) One cup of Nutella, one cup all purpose flour, and one egg. Stiff and dry dough. Mix with your hands. Divide into 24 cookies and place an inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass or a fork, and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes or so. After removing let set a minute then onto cooling rack. You might see this recipe with added sugar but trust me you do not need it. YUM.

  8. I adore this! (Et je t’adore aussi!) Your *post* is cause enough for great joy and abundant happiness, and the community of us all warmed by it is further cause. As for coffee, I love the flavor but not the bitter edge, so I’m one of those for whom coffee is a delightful flavoring for cups full of cream and sugar! And if the full-fat, sugary sup is not quite enough, why then heaps of cookies or chocolate mousse or any number of decadent treats alongside will surely enhance the hint of coffee. πŸ˜€ Hence my increasingly curvaceous shape. πŸ˜‰ Far more than coffee *or* desserts, though, is the love of good friends and companions, both in person and long-distance via blog, Skype, letter or silent communion in our hearts and minds. Thanks for sharing this warmth with me, with all of us!
    xoxo and continued great happiness,
    Kathryn

    • Aww…your words alone warm my heart, Kathryn! Thank you for them and for your friendship here around our little table! πŸ™‚ I’m with you in not liking the bitter edge of coffee, which is why I love flavored creamers, lattes, and decadent desserts are always welcome (then a much needed power walk afterwards)! πŸ™‚ And better yet, are the good friends, albeit, virtual; they still brighten our days and you have surely brightened mine! I’m so glad you enjoyed this, as it was quite a step out of my comfort zone…I’ll be taking more steps out in the near future, which I may include in another post or two! πŸ™‚ Many hugs and much happiness in the future days ahead for you, also! xoxo

  9. Oh Lauren. What a precious post! You truly are a genuine, inspiring friend and it comes out in your writings and your poetry. I drink black coffee and am sweet enough my Man tells me, tee hee, so no sugar for me. I know what you mean as one gets older, it is like we really appreciate the little things in life. I know I do all the time. I get excited with my flowers blooming, oh the excitement when my Man still comes home with a bouquet of beautiful flowers for me. So may gratitude’s in a day.
    I also don’t worry as much as I used to about what people think of me. I do care a great deal, just don’t think I should have to please everyone, all of the time. Oh boy, I am gabbing your ear off at our coffee chat. A huge congratulation’s to your son and daughter on their next chapter in life. So exciting for you all~
    Big hugs and thanks for coffee. πŸ™‚ β™₯ Renee

    • Thanks, Renee, your words warm my heart and soul, my friend! Okay, my man tells me the same thing, but it doesn’t stop me from adding “sweet” to my coffee! Heehee! And I think we both agree that there are benefits of growing older, not caring what others think as much. I already knew you enjoyed the little things in life, which do become big in our lives! You can gab my ear off anytime and I’m glad you stopped by. Thanks so much for your graduation wishes, too, we are so proud of both of them; it’s been a happy emotional time for hubby and I! Have a beautiful Sunday and sending big hugs back to you! β™₯ β™₯

      • Hi my friend. I knew you were sweet already. tee hee. It is an emotional time with graduations going on and our children moving on in life. Like you say, exciting too. Our grand daughter will be finished with elementary school at the end of June. Gosh! Where has the time gone? They grow up too fast. I will be attending the year end assembly with camera in hand and tears in my eyes. I am one proud “Gamma” as they have always called me. Have a great Monday Lauren. hugs, Renee β™₯

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    • Thanks for referencing my coffee post, Jan, and as I mentioned on your blog, you’re an angel for the way you’re helping your friend out…I hope all goes well and smooth for her fresh start…take care…

    • Life is good, Audrina, but busy with two graduates…things will slow down once school is out. How are you? I’ll be over your way soon! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  11. Oooh, I’m delighted to join you for coffee, Lauren; thanks so much for the invite! πŸ™‚ I love mine in a glass mug; sweetened with a bit of honey and French Vanilla creamer … mmmmmmmmm!! πŸ™‚ (I also love smileys! πŸ™‚ )

    I’ve had moments of sheer happiness; which might sound weird considering all my health issues and the fact that physical pain is always a part of my day – but I’ve always been a positive person no matter what’s happened in my life, and I don’t ever plan to change that! Sure, every day it’s a choice, and some days a difficult one … but I decided long ago that when I leave this earth, I want to be remembered as someone who was loving and kind, and who always had a smile and positive attitude to greet each new day with. And it makes me feel much better than being an old grump! (Although I have those days occasionally, too, LOL!) πŸ˜€

    Love your post, my friend, and it feels great to be a part of your coffee party! Sending you lots of love and hugs, Julie xoxox

    • I’m glad you could join me, Julie! And another vanilla lover, too! πŸ™‚ In spite of all you’ve been through, I’m truly thankful that you’ve chosen to be happy…I can tell you are a positive, always smiling individual with a compassionate heart and soul. We all have our “moments” but as long as we don’t linger in them for too long, I think that’s okay! Thanks so much for all your kind words and for conversing in this coffee chat. Sending much love and zillions of hugs back and see you soon! xoxoxo

  12. Hello Lauren,

    Fancy running into you here πŸ™‚ After all these years, you’re looking great – looks like hubby did all right for himself, huh πŸ™‚

    I can relate to what you say. Many a times, burdened, I pray and sleep. Every single time – I awake with the load lifted off. I mean, every single time! The burden might still be there – but so much lighter. I know then that I’m on the right track – with whatever I need to do, think, say – or, not at all.

    I’m never alone – never!

    That knowledge and faith, underline my happiness πŸ™‚

    I see you’re having latte. Hmmm, I’m a tea drinker but will it a try.

    What a lovely day,
    Eric

    • Aww..Eric, thank you for joining me and for your very nice complement! πŸ™‚ See, now I know I’m not going crazy, because as you said, the burdens may still be there, but the load feels lighter (most of the time, I’ll say)…I’m sure faith plays a big part in this feeling of contentment or happiness and it’s good to know that we’re never alone, too…

      Yes, I love lattes, but not plain…they have to have some flavoring like vanilla, pumpkin, etc. and my new favorite is chai tea latte…you may like that one, since it’s tea! πŸ™‚

      It has been a beautiful day, though overcast here and a little rainy, but we managed a family picnic anyway with the canine and had a great time…have a lovely week and thanks again for stopping by and partaking in this coffee chat! πŸ™‚

  13. You know me, sis, can’t stand the taste of coffee, but the smell of it brewing is heavenly for some reason. Those euphoric moments I refer to as “glimpses of God’s glory” and praise Him for them! During this spring season, I’m out in the garden early checking my plumerias and desert roses to see how the buds are progressing. The wonder of plants and how they grow never ceases to amaze me. Loved this coffee moment. Got euphoric this a.m. when I heard the parrot outside. It’s either a wild one or someone’s pet flying loose. Have heard it twice but haven’t made it outside in time to get a glimpse. Should I add another one to our aviary??? Just kidding! Love ya, Susie

    • I know and I never drank it before, but now there are so many really good coffee drinks! πŸ™‚ I like your perspective on these euphoric moments and I agree! You definitely inherited Mom’s green thumb; I missed that boat! πŸ™‚ But I do love flowers and their beauty that is appreciated by us all…and NO, no more parrots for you; you have enough of everything now! πŸ™‚ Love ya, too1

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