“I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.” Burt Lancaster
Don’t you love it when you wake up extra early, start getting ahead, and then, it hits? This morning it hit big time. I was blogging away on a post about the funny things we often do to keep peace. All of a sudden, I knocked my whole cup of coffee onto my adorable Apple computer. Can I tell you how much peace I was feeling at that moment?
That’s how my day started. I drove extra careful to work, miraculously managed to get the contacts in my eyes, and tried to find all of my best words to say to the students on our last day of school before Christmas break. I returned to find out the state of Apple, i.e., my Apple.
It could be worse. My computer seems to be working, though it doesn’t know I have an airport. Thankfully, I’m posting from a nearby house which still has the old-timey land line.
So I ask you, is coffee all it’s cracked up to be? It wakes me up well in the mornings, soothes my mood, and gives me warm fuzzies. On the other hand, it provides slightly tarnished teeth, bad breath, and occasional spills that can sabotage. (Let’s not forget the hot coffee case at McDonald’s.)
Do you have acquaintances like that? You’d like to trust them, and they do seem really sound on the outside. When you get closer, however, you may find yourself getting burned? I am blessed with some wonderful close friends. I always love the Bible verse which sums up what true friendship should be like, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear…” 1 John 4:18a
Coffee–my friend and foe, I shall continue to drink you. Though tomorrow, I’ll change the location of my mug!