30 Days of Gratitude: Day 16

My treat, my indulgence, a cup of fancy coffee is the way I snap my fingers at poverty.  Three dollars a day is my investment in feeling like a worthy human being instead of a scavenger digging my fingernails bloody.  A caramel latte helps me keep perspective on my brother’s grousing about not quite making a quarter of a million dollars before he retired.  An iced cold press smooths out the worry when I think about my upcoming trip to Pittsburgh and the credit card debt I’ll have when I get home.  A rich dark roast tells me “All is well, and all will be well.”

Sip.  Breathe.  Remember that I have enough.  Know that I am enough.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 05:41:42

    Good for you, Sandy! I so, so, so remember–and I don’t think I had the good sense to treat myself when I was in your shoes! I’m GRATEFUL to learn about your wise brew for self soothing!


  2. pegoleg
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 09:44:34

    Being a half-empty kind of gal, I always think what a waste of money that fancy coffee is, when McDonalds (without the caramel) is just as good. This gives me a new perspective on it, though. It’s a manageable little splurge – an indulgence that won’t break the bank.


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