Enjoying life’s simple pleasures
Coffee. One word that stirs up many emotions. For me, good barista brewed coffee is one of my guilty pleasures. Yes, I know that Dr Libby – author of Rushing Women’s Syndrome – would be tut tutting me at this point. But even she concedes that our lives need an injection of things that make us joyful. Coffee is one of my rituals. Coffee is when I get to stop and reflect. Coffee permits me a break. Coffee smells great. A good yummy coffee is hard to beat. Coffee is companionship. Meeting for coffee is a guarantee of catching up with friends and loved ones. It’s a sharing of laughter, tears, stories, frustrations, cranky moments, happiness, dreams and adventures. Coffee also means business. A lot of my meetings occur with a trusty coffee in hand. I like that I have a different ‘‘office’’ in each town I’m in. Coffee is also a starting point. I’ll just grab myself a coffee and then crack on with that proposal! We are fortunate to have many fabulous cafes serving up excellent coffee in our district. Sure, like anything that you thrash, coffee has the potential to negatively impact your health. I’m not a four or eight cup a day kind of girl. Just like Grandad said – everything in moderation. Fancy a coffee?
Amy Scott is a professional speaker.