The Best Part of Waking Up

DAY 11, 31-day #lovelife challenge.

“Whatever you love, you are.” ~Rumi

It is a slow Sunday morning and he hands me a cup of coffee.


Oh Folgers, says my internal snotty Seattle coffee snob.

I always give him a hard time about the Folgers,

Luckily he always puts enough

Almond milk in it for me to tolerate.

I never make my own coffee when I’m with him.

I know it’s something he loves to do for me

When we are together.

We talk about life, both his and mine.

Showing each other what we are reading.

Talking about where I am going next in the world.

All the things I want to do.

All the things that I care about.

All the things that are troubling me.

He says, “The world is always in chaos honey, you can do what you can to make it better, but you have to take care of yourself first.”

He’s right.

In order to do good.

To make change.

To inspire.

To step out every day with joy.

You have to tend to yourself.

Be kind.

Be compassionate.

Be forgiving.

And sometimes allow someone else to

Remind you of that.

That is what Dads are for.

The thing is, is that over time I’ve come to love the Folgers,

And I savor every cup I get with him.

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Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven

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