I don't know about you, but I count my coffee as one of my best friends. Let's look at some of the reasons why.
Ritual - Partaking of my favorite daily beverage has been one of my rituals for longer than I care to disclose. I won't even think about doing hair and make-up without a big warm mug nestled in amongst the flat-iron and sparkly make-up compacts. And so the day begins. Coffee, Podcast or Pandora and literally putting on my happy face. It is my me time, and I enjoy it.
Later, after cooking, eating and cleaning dinner for 6, I take another moment to brew a cup as it motivates me to get past the food coma so I can put in a few productive hours of work.
Comfort- When a good friend is not available, the next best thing to help beat the blues is a warm mug of mocha. Just looking at the pretty cup and smelling the delightful aroma takes my mind off of whatever is bothering me. If just for a moment. Sometimes that's all I need in order to switch gears. My coffee understands and accepts me as I am. I can tell it anything.
Reliability - My Latte never lets me down. It doesn't cancel appointments and is always on time. I can count on peak performance every time. This is a very important quality for maintaining a great friendship.
Pleasure - Coffee has a great placebo affect on me. Just thinking about the warmth, aroma, and that delicious, complex, satisfying taste makes me smile. Same thing happens when I think of my good friends, but I cannot simply go into the kitchen and brew them up! So I usually brew the coffee and call the firend.
Excitement - The caffeinated brew makes my heart race and can help to keep me alert when I am exhausted.The trick is not to make a habit out of consuming too much caffeine or else it no longer has that magical effect. Like a good friend, sometimes too much of a good thing = a bad thing :-)
Entertainment - Drinking coffee is something fun to do- like spending quality time with a good friend.It's fun to switch it up with different flavors f