One of my favorite things to do is drink my coffee from a mug on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
I literally look forward to it every week.
I tend to wake up almost an hour before my family on most weekends and some of my very favorite moments are spent nursing that cup of coffee as I spend some time to myself and with the Lord. My usual routine is to make my coffee and then write in my journal (lately, I’ve been working through the Cultivate Renewal journal) before taking some time to read or do a bit of writing. Fun writing, not paper writing.
There is just something about taking the time to drink coffee from a mug that says slow to me. Slow and still. Peaceful.
During the week, I always prepare my coffee in my travel mug and drink it once I’m at work and receiving my students for the day. The coffee is savored or enjoyed slow. Travel mugs say busy. They say “I’m on the go and I need to get going.”
Bet you didn’t know coffee cups said so much, did you?
Well, to me they do. This week, I caught myself in the middle of the week already burned out and exhausted. Weary and overworked, I found myself yearning for that Saturday morning cup of coffee even more than I usually do. That was when I had an epiphany of sorts.
Who said I couldn’t try and inject some of that same stillness and peace into my work week? The next morning, I headed off to work with one of my favorite mugs in tow and a plan to make some room in my morning work routine. Coffee may not really have magic healing powers and it may not make my entire day run smoothly, but it truly does amazing things for my soul in the mornings.
Armed with a cup of coffee and time devoted to Jesus, I think I’m starting to find a bit of that weekend serenity during the week.