Sip and Say
If we were having coffee, I’d probably be like an hour early.
I don’t have anyone to have coffee with except for my husband.
If we were having coffee, I’d be so excited that I’d show up WAY early.
I’d smile as we murmured hellos. Sip the foam from my cappuccino, as I listen to anything you’d like to share with me.
Woes from work, tales of toddlers, shopping specials, I’d listen with a professional grace.
Eventually I’d warm up enough to whisper responses over my mug. Basic answers, maybe a question or two about your conversations to keep you talking.
If we were having coffee, and you asked about my week, I’d probably start by telling you about my word FINISH for 2015. This week I actually managed to finish a couple things.
A co-worker’s mother purchased the 250+ novels I had stacked behind my recliner in the living room since July 2014. So, I packed them up and hauled them away.
Once I had that finished, I read an e-book I agreed to review on my blog later this month. First book I’ve read in a while.
I decluttered a pile of papers that had accumulated around the books. They dated back to 2012. Well, the coupons I had cut expired in 2012.
I finalized my resignation from one committee by holding the election to replace my officer position. And I finished three blog posts.
I could tell you that I am far behind on my one blog post a day, but I’m rethinking that too. I just try again each day and focus on what I did get finished instead of beating myself up over what I didn’t even get to start.
If we were to have coffee, I’d tell you the most amazing thing I’ve learned in this 10-Day Do Over Challenge so far is that I can start my do over minutely if I need to. If I mess up, if I miss a day, it’s all ok. I just need another do over and it starts right now.
If we were to have coffee, I’d have to tell you that this sitting down with a female friend to chat and share, is another do over. A chance to build a relationship with someone. A chance to open myself up to the risk of getting hurt and the opportunity of being loved.
If we were to have coffee, I’d leave not only caffeinated, but also elated.
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