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Slowing Down. What I Learned From My Percolator

Slow Down and Enjoy the Simple.

You all know I love my coffee. I can’t help myself. I love it.

Every morning Steve brings me my coffee to wake me up and usually throughout the day I have a few more cups. Of course, a few years back when the Keurig came out, it was my new best friend. A yummy cup of coffee in just seconds? Woohoo!

But a few weeks ago, I wanted to use my percolator again. I had hardly ever used it– only Steve tried it a few times. And those little K-cups are expensive, plus all that plastic from the K-Cups- bleh!

So, I decided to try and use the percolator.

As I sat waiting for that yummy coffee to perk, it actually felt so good to wait.

Huh? Wait?

In our day and age, who wants to wait? We are taught to do things as quickly as possible, to make things instantaneous, and to rush to the next thing.

But here I was waiting. It slowed me down. It gave me perspective.

Yup. All while waiting for a cup of coffee.

I thought about how it was sort of nice to slowly perk the coffee. To anticipate that nice afternoon cup of coffee. And to sort of get back to the basics. (I may have had a “Ma” moment! Little House on the Prairie fans-you get me! 😉 )

Anyway, sometimes the hustle and bustle of our world has become so normal we forget, it really isn’t normal.

Sometimes God wants us in seasons of waiting. They may last much longer than we desire, but they are always for our good.

And in the waiting is where we find the blessing. We anticipate, we ponder, we find time to pray. 

We linger. We experience the moment without rushing through it.

It’s ok to wait.

A simple cup of afternoon coffee, brewed the old fashioned way. It made me stop and slow down. It made me think back to when this was the normal way to make a cup of coffee. It made me realize faster and new and improved is not always better. Because we all know the price that comes with those instant K-cups- monetarily and possible health-wise.

So, now every afternoon, I enjoy my percolated coffee. I can’t wait to have a friend over, so instead of handing them that little plastic cup, offering them to sit a bit and wait with me for that cup of coffee. As we slow down, enjoy the simple, and linger in the moment.

And truth be told. That percolated cup of coffee was delightful- it was so much better tasting than my K-cup coffee. 

Yes, taking time to do things the old fashioned way sure is worth it.

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