“Mom, why is the ceiling leaking coffee?”
A few weeks ago my coffee maker quit on me. I was not prepared. Personally, I thought we had a good thing going.
So, I did what any coffee lover would do… I set out to find a replacement, immediately.
Being the resourceful person that I am, I stole the coffemaker from my husbands workshop. (Don’t judge…desperate times call for desperate measures!)
The replacement had all kinds of features I wasn’t used to and I should have expected this to be a challenge to my uncaffeinated brain at 5 am.
I ground the beans. I filled the water tank to the brim. I pressed “brew” and I went into my office to review my schedule for the day.
I was only gone for 5 min!
When I returned to the kitchen there was a river of coffee raging across my countertop and down through the sliver of space between my counter and the stove because I forgot to put the coffee pot in the machine. Gah!
Later that day, when my son went into the laundry room to get his clothes out of the dryer he asked me why the ceiling was leaking coffee. The coffee had run through the floor boards of our kitchen and into that room of the basement!
There was coffee EVERYWHERE.
What should have been a 5-min process to ignite my day ended up taking me hours to clean up, because I simply wasn’t paying attention. I had made coffee so many times, I figured I could just “auto-pilot” my way throught the process.
Why am I sharing this with you?
Because I think it is a wonderful example of the mess we can make living life half-awake (literally and figuratively).
I work with women every day who are spinning so fast and furious that they too are trying to “auto-pilot” there way through life and it is costing them a lot.
By developing your capacity to be fully present IN your life, you quite literally improve your life on every level (physically, emotionally, mentally…heck… even your relationships blossom).
This is why, for the month of July, inside of my Rumble & Rise community our theme is: The Healing Power of Presence.
If you could use a little help being more present in your life so you can experience it more fully and reap all the benefits that come from conscious living, you are welcome to join us!
You read all the perks of becoming a Rumble & Rise member, right here.
Now, I am off to make some coffee… WITH the pot this time:)