The Cold Coffee Syndrome

I came across this quote on the web today:

“As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.  ~Author Unknown” (

I thought this quote was very amusing.  It reminds me not only of working as a secretary, but also gives a clear picture of what it can be like being a parent sometimes.  Priorities are often put into some sort of order by our Children, just as someones priorities might be sometimes controlled by his or her work.  Our goals and priorities; those things that we aspire to are of high importance in our lives.  These are the things that motivate us and help us to feel complete in our lives. Without them we would simply just be.

The important thing is to think about what these priorities might be and put them in to some sort of order.  These priorities are what our life is about today.  They also determine what our lives will be like tomorrow, so we should work toward and take joy in fulfilling them.

Are you like that cold cup of coffee – cold and not so sweet anymore; or are you more like that hot steaming cup of coffee (which is sitting on your bosses desk maybe? – lol) enjoying the story you read with your Child, finding the good in that not so exciting chore, or even musing at that cold cup of coffee that seems to have been delivered with yet another days priorities.

Something that I have to work on is finding the good in each and every situation.  Maybe this is the case for you as well.  It is so hard to do sometimes, especially when it is something we have such a strong opinion about. 

The other thing of high importance in our lives is to continue to work towards that balance that is just right for you and the people around you.  Put life into perspective.  Life is here to work around us, not the other way around!


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