Have you noticed the price of coffee in the grocery stores? A large can ranges anywhere from $8 to $15, and the brand we buy depends entirely on the price of the day. My only unwavering requirement is that it be a dark roast, rich, and strong, with a hefty kick. No fairy pee for me.
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My First Coffee Cup
In 1996, I trollied to Italy with a girlfriend. The first night of our stay in Rome, she and I went for a walk and stopped at an outdoor restaurant for coffee. My naive eyes about fell on the ground when the waiter handed me a bill for $10. Yup, $10 for one cup. All I could think of was "thank God nobody from back home is here to see this." Was it worth it? Absolutely. Memories like that are worth a King's ransom.
Life is sprinkled with these moments, these blessings, or presents without bows. No matter how insignificant they may seem at the time, they leave heavy footprints on our hearts. We never forget them, and we never tire of sharing them. That's how we keep them alive and with us.
|Rome in Our Home|
It was a side-street jewelry shop where it found me. The remembrance that begged to board the plane to America. This exquisite set of gold mosaic espresso cups.
We don't have to cross the ocean to find our special moments. They are everywhere that we are. The trick is knowing them when we see them. If we look at life with child-like anticipation, blessings will sprinkle down in places we least expect them. Even in our own kitchens as we open a new can of coffee.
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The Unseen Wind