Today is National Coffee Day. Woot!
(Yes, there is such a thing.)

So, yes, we must celebrate.

  • I celebrate the rich aroma, the dark chocolate aftertaste, and the deep woody echo on the tongue.
  • I celebrate with raised mugs and Thupped cups to the now — to friends across the table and friends across the world.
  • I celebrate in reminiscing, with warmth through wrapped fingers and lips pressed to the side of ceramic, sips long, swirled across the tongue and fully tasted.

Wait.
We’re talking about enjoying a little taste, a little tang, a little tip of the flavor…a single leaf of the tree with roots through all of life.

Celebrating is ultimately about being present to a joy that is around us all the time.

It’s about mindfulness of a sweet experience available now. And in the next now. And in the next one.

What if…?
What if the presence, the mindfulness, the appreciation, extended to every day?

Hmm.

We don’t need a day to celebrate life’s tastes, aromas, and feelings.
(And we don’t need a day to let life’s exquisiteness inform our art, our work, and our life.)

Writer.
Be aware. Be present. Be mindful.
Experience fully. Use it to write. Deepen your description.
(Word flavors abound.)

Artist and photographer.
Be aware. Be present. Be mindful.
Experience fully. Use it to paint, draw, sculpt. Deepen your detail.

Creator of Film.
Be aware. Be present. Be mindful.
Experience fully. Use it to form the story world. Deepen your delight in using the skills of the medium.

Entrepreneur.
Be aware Be present. Be mindful.
Experience fully. Use it to inspire and expand your work. Deepen your development and denouement.

Leader.
Be aware. Be present. Be mindful.
Express fully. Use it to grow your passion and serve your people. Deepen your direction and devotion.

Every day, we have a reason to celebrate.
Every moment we have something intricately beautiful to discover
and share.

* Thup

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