Monday, January 2, 2012

To Espresso Yourself

Last year, that sounds so strange, saying last year....but last year I bought a sweet little book entitled "Now is the Time, 170 Ways to Seize the Moment".  It was on the clearance table at Barnes & Noble, on sale for $6.98.  Buying that little book has reminded me of the many ways we can all seize the moment if we stop to realize that it is a "moment".   The book is filled with simple ways to seize those moments, one pagers followed by a quote.  If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love quotes.  So between the messages and the quotes I think $6.98 was a definite bargain.

Today I came upon this one.......
"It's not so much the coffee as the ritual.
 Take a break from the raging world.
 Permit yourself to relax and change pace.
 Chat with friends.  Or savor the solitude.
 Free your mind.
 Smile from the inside."

Enjoy and seize your moments.  Linking up with Lisa's Creative Exchange.

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~  T.S. Eliot 

Until next time.....


  1. Oh Deanna...your photo and the colors make me long for spring ALREADY! So fresh and happy :)j


  2. How wonderful, Deanna, and a Happy New Year to you! What a great start into the New Year! I will think of this with my next cup of coffee! I love your photo, too - wonderful composition! And your new header is so great! (I still haven't managed to change mine...!)

  3. So true: a mini event, not just a drink. We call it "Elevenses", Pooh-style, and it is loaded with thoughts of cosiness and treats.

  4. Love, love, love your new design Deanna, and what a beautiful quote and photograph!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  5. I like this . . . savor the moments.

  6. I love the quote and I needed to read it since I'm meeting an old friend for coffe tomorrow and my main thought was I don't have time for that! Lovely photo too!

  7. Deanna, Your new banner is delightful and just plain makes me happy! Love the coffee quote and what a lovely image to accompany it.

  8. I love your new header.
    Great image and quotes.

  9. Loving that coffee mug -- it's so you, Deanna! :)

  10. Hmmm, I'm wondering if you too have an obession with coffee mugs . . . need a different one for the different moods everday? Like me? haha

    Love your new header - I'm thinking I need to change mine but to what? I'm not sure. And I agree with Kathy, I'm ready for spring, I'm just not a cold weather person!!

  11. What a wonderful photo.. And words to live by!!

    Hugs, Linda


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