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No Coffee?

Deane Watters1 Comment

How do you feel when there is no coffee?   depresso A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

In the beginning there was darkness. Then God made a good strong pot of coffee and got to work.

Ha.

No, I’m serious.

For five days I have turned my back on coffee. Was the caffeine troubling my stomach? I needed to find out.

I report to you: this has been a long hard week. Today's  journal entry: “Ways to turn around a bad day.”  A more suitable title: “How to turn around five bad days.”

The list was long and soulful:

  • Remember God
  • Go for a walk and breathe deeply
  • Journal about what is bothering you (of course!)
  • Bake cookies…eat them
  • Talk to a trusted friend who will  not roll her eyes or dismiss your feelings
  • Make a list of your blessings

A quality list...but not the solution to this sluggish day.

A doleful whine kept arising: "What’s wrong with me? Why am I so tired? I’m not usually sad...or low...or so tired."  Finding me napping one day my husband feared I was sick. (or depresso)

But….today I found the culprit and he wasn’t even on my list!

The number one way to turn around a bad day:  DO NOT let it get started with out a cup of this delicious, dark- brown aromatic brew! An afternoon latte jolted me out of the doldrums.

I am no longer ready to give up! I think I can conquer the world! That book I want to write doesn't feel quite so impossible! I am empowered toward brightness and a positive future!

Yes.

How could my reversal list omit coffee? It certainly turned this day around.

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And by the way...my stomach is just fine. Thank you very much.