Pepping up each day
Muse #367 - little triggers
We drink a lot of coffee at home. And I am a sucker for dark roasts - the most bitter kind float my day.
I use a variety of coffee mugs, but I find myself using only a couple of them frequently - the reasons being their large size (20 oz or more), the feeling of the porcelain, and how the tip of the cup feels when I drink the coffee.
As the mugs age over the years, I found that many of the mugs slowly lose their print on top of the mugs. Typically this seems to be in the 5-7 year range. And though the mugs are still extremely functional, they seem to have lost the luster for me as the message on them is lost.
They are the same mugs but I relate to them differently. And they start offering me a bland feeling when I drink from them. Something seems to be missing. Something feels not alright.
So I added 4 new mugs to my collection. For some reason, many of the mugs and plates I buy seem to be British-designed. Of course, everything is made in China these days, but there seems to be a distinct difference in the design ethics between the ones from Europe and here in North America. And I seem to be inclined to the delicacy of the former. And so far, they seem to add new brightness to my days. Every time I drink coffee or make coffee for someone.
And as humans, you need these little triggers… whatever those triggers might be. Those that make one’s life better in your own context. Go find them. And surround yourselves with them. What’s there to lose?