Little Things Like Coffee
Little Things Like Coffee
I love the early morning when I can sit in my chair enjoying the quiet. The wife and children are still sleeping. It’s early, things are peaceful, the sun is coming up, and I’m sipping on a steaming cup of joe. Java. Coffee. Black gold. Brew. A large cup of C8H10N4O2 (the molecular formula for caffeine). My jolt juice.
I enjoy my morning cup of coffee. I’m not to the point of being dependent on it. I’m a little cranky without it but entirely functional. To be honest, my crankiness probably has more to do with the lack of peaceful serenity I enjoy in the morning than my lack of caffeine, but I definitely enjoy my cup of coffee. It’s nice to rise up and sip on the “sweet, black nectar of the gods” while focusing on the one true God in prayer. Coffee will cause my sleepy eyes to focus while I try to read His Word. Coffee lets my mind focus on thoughts of thanksgiving and praise.
What a blessing it is to enjoy the little moments of life. Whether we are speaking of a hot cup of coffee, or the sweet loving words of a child, or the simple glance of a loving wife, God’s blessings are always so good. We are all blessed beyond measure in the little things.
We don’t have to be millionaires to be happy. We are financial blessed beyond the imaginations of most of the world. We have cable, cars, and caviar at our fingertips. We have soda fountains, chocolate fountains, and water fountains. Most of the world would be jealous over a sip of clean water while we enjoy clean water wherever we go and whenever we want.
We don’t have to find a perfect person to marry (*hint: they don’t exist). Rather we find the perfection in the person and dwell on those things. If we are as perfect a mate as we can be to our spouses, we will have good marriages. We should be thankful for those marriages and each of the many, little moments of joy they provide.
We don’t have to have a spotless house to enjoy life. Instead we should be thankful we have a home. We should be thankful we have temperature-controlled dwellings to enjoy. We have floors instead of dirt, walls instead of tarps, roofs instead of thatch, and bathrooms instead of holes in the ground.
Paul tells us that we should, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess 5.18). This means we should be thankful for all things, good or bad, large or small. If we can find the joy in the little things, we will find ourselves much more joyful and grateful.
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17.22).