With all the New Year’s Resolutions flying around, the one resolution that particular bothers me is: People giving up drinking coffee. I understand people want to get healthier. But why deny yourself something so wonderful as coffee? That wonderful drink that helps you get through the day? That old pal that helps you stay awake? The drink that allows you to bond with your co-workers while complaining about your boss? Why give up on that old friend?
I know you think giving up coffee is a good time…I understand you want to be true to your New Year’s Resolutions. However, may I make a suggestion? Load up that cup of coffee with all the bad stuff you can find. Make that cup of coffee the worst possible drink out there (this is exactly what Starbucks does) and then give it up.
Heck, the coffee isn’t the bad part….just think about a “coffee drink” from Starbucks. That is what is bad.
Think about it for a minute. Take a wonderful cup of coffee…
Add loads of sugar (or honey…cane sugar…sweetner)
…add in some whole milk or maybe even some nice half-and-half
…make that into a coffee drink (because it really isn’t a cup of coffee anymore is it?)
and now give it up. Give up all that bad stuff that you have come to love in your coffee. That will make you feel better about that silly New Year’s Resolution you made in the heat of a New Year’s Eve’s moment (when you were weak because your old pal coffee wasn’t there). You know you wouldn’t have made that resolution on New Year’s Day in the morning at breakfast. No, you made that resolution the night before when you were with our casual friend “Alcohol”.
Sure you and Alcohol go way back, don’t you? But Alcohol isn’t with you every day. Do you know who is? Coffee.
Old Alcohol was trying to get you to ditch your true friend Coffee. Don’t ditch Coffee. Alcohol only comes to hang out during the fun events like football games and birthday parties. Coffee is there, day in and day out. Don’t substitute a sure thing with something that only likes to party once in a while with you.
Of course, it isn’t too bad when alcohol and coffee get together at the same time to party with you. A nice cold Sunday afternoon with your two pals Coffee and Alcohol makes a wonderful end to a weekend. They get along perfectly and they make the weekend a blast.
Special thanks to Nick over at Nick’s Blog for this post idea…