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De-Stress Latte

Ahhhh, I can smell the coffee brewing and the smell fills my soul with warm-and-fuzzies as I slip on my slippers and shuffle across the floor to the kitchen. There’s just something about a cup of hot coffee (or hot cocoa or tea for you non-coffee drinkers) that warms the cockles of my soul. I have no idea what a cockles is, but it feels good with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. This is my idea of a “de-stress latte” moment.

I am a natural “morning person.” I wake “naturally” at 4:30 every morning and begin my day with my coffee and slippers. My husband never could understand WHY I would want to get out of bed at 4:30 a.m. but for me, it’s the BEST time of the day. There’s just something magical to me when I get to watch the day slowly come to life and get to ease into it on my terms. I walk outside and look up to the sky and can see the beautiful stars looking back. The cool air on my face awakens my spirit and a deep breath fills my lungs with fresh air, undisturbed by the gentle breeze that brings Goosebumps to my skin. My horses gently stir as they sense my presence and all is “right” in the world, even if for only a moment.