It’s certainly been tough going through this pandemic while being isolated from our friends and family. Spending so much time by yourself can be quite a change of pace. But I’ve been lucky enough to have my best friend with me the whole time. It has been by my side through thick and thin. It has been my source of joy and comfort.
My best friend is my giant coffee mug.
I haven’t gone crazy, I promise. It will all make sense in a moment. But the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that spending more time with my coffee has been one of the best things that has happened to me this past year.
Every morning, when I go through my own personal beans and brew menu, transferring the beans into Mr. Coffee Grinder and then the coffee into my giant coffee mug – it’s like the warmest hug you could ever receive. As I hold it with two hands, it calms me and brings me peace. It’s a feeling that I can’t quite explain with words. And even though I’ve tried it with other mugs, there’s nothing quite like a giant mug. It’s the only way to do justice to the coffee that brings life into my veins.
At night, my giant coffee mug once again comes to the rescue by awakening the senses and keeping me going when everything else feels out of control. It’s a reliable source of happiness that reminds me that everything is going to be ok.
That’s what friends are for, right?
This pandemic has only been manageable because I had my best friend by my side. It made a really big difference for me. No matter what has been happening outside of my four walls, me and my best friend have been cozy and comfortable, without a care in the world. That’s the magic of coffee.
Maybe you should try it. You won’t regret it. Go and find that giant coffee mug hiding in the back of your cabinet, dust it off and apologize for treating it so poorly. Once it’s sparkly clean, you can go ahead and introduce yourself and get to know each other a bit. Then, fill it with your favorite brew and enjoy it in the comfort of your living room.
Trust me, you’ll be best friends in no time.