Slow down. Sip your coffee. Give thanks.
Listen to the quiet. Hear the house creak. Hear the heater roar. Hear the refrigerator hum. Hear the coffee pot click. Hear your heart beat.
Be still just a while longer.
Do not hurry into life. This is a moment that you can never have back, as simple as it may be.
The simplest moments are often the sweetest.
Drink it in. Taste the coffee. Taste the cinnamon and ginger and nutmeg. Taste the cream. Taste the warmth.
Feel the mug between your hands. Feel the comfort in this home. Feel the fullness of this life.
Pour another cup.
Close your eyes. Breathe.
Be content. Be satisfied. Smile.
This. This is a day that the Lord has made, has gifted. To you. To me.
Rejoice and be glad in it.
© Alyssa Bell; February 5, 2013.