Coffee. One of life’s little pleasures. And necessities.
I love watching videos of how things work. I remember when I was young and I watched how crayons were poured and boxed on an assembly line. Some might say that watching this how-it-works video takes away the magic of the crayon that I am holding in my hand. But not for me. The true magic for me is watching how some genius figured out a way to deliver colored wax crayons to the masses at such an affordable price. Thank you to the good folk that made this possible.
And I want to give a shout out to those who mastered how to bring shots of espresso to the huddled masses. Take the design of La Marzocco espresso machines. Simply elegant and consistent. Form and function. Purpose and beauty. Yummy and electrifying.
Espresso: happiness and comfort in a shot glass.
This time lapse film of a shot of espresso being pulled is beautiful. If you let your imagination go, it looks like a golden exotic tree swaying in the wind.
Enjoy your morning and carry this visual pleasure into your day. There are so many great things about coffee:
- its caffeinated effects
- its flavor
- its pleasurable morning ritual
- its body
- its companion-ability
- its invitation to experiment with brewing methods
- its history and culture
- its happy-ifying effects
What do you like about coffee?
Please, share one or more things that you enjoy about coffee in the comments section.
Be one with the espresso. Go with the flow. Give it a shot.
Take some time today to imbibe some beauty from life’s little pleasures.
Is there anything cuter than this puppy? I think that this little guy is absolutely adorable.
How can something so cute not put a smile in your heart today?
We are so fortunate to have such giving and loving animals in our lives. Our hearts are expanded by the love that we share with such faithful, loyal, and beautiful creatures. Today, take a moment to let your special buddy know that you appreciate the smile that they put in your heart.
Capture some happiness and share it with your best friend.
When was the last time you just stood up in your office or your living room or your kitchen and started to dance because you just had to?
Well, today is the perfect day for it. Get out your Saturday morning dance shoes. Twist and shout and move around the room and have some fun.
Or when was the last time you dug out a pair of heels and went dancing at some honky tonk with that crazy-good band that sticks to the great dance covers? The band that plays Aretha, Stevie Wonder, and Coldplay. Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Grand Funk Railroad. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The kind of music that speaks directly to some intimate and rhythmic part of you that tells you that you just have to dance.
The kind of songs that you can’t help but sing along with. Someone told me once that if you succumb to peer pressure and find yourself up on the stage with a karaoke mic in your hand, pick Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. It is guaranteed that you won’t be singing alone by the time you get to the chorus.
Wherever you are, turn on some music and dance. It is good for you in so many ways. Movement clears your chakras and inspires happiness. It limbers you up and gets you moving in ways that everyday life pretty much ignores. It instills grace and improves flexibility. It can also reduce stress. And it’s pretty difficult to be dancing to some awesome music and not smile. Maybe even impossible.
Life is a lively event, and it sure is quick. Do yourself a favor and do some dancing today. This mashup will definitely get you moving! These dancers have got some serious moves!