I don’t drink coffee just because it has caffeine in it. In fact, when my day is moving at my preferred pace, I will only drink coffee if I can wait in line, talk to my “barista,” and sit down and drink my coffee slowly, sip by sip. It’s an experience. At minimum I relax through the experience. Sometimes, I learn something too. Today, I asked the person serving me coffee how her day was going. She smiled and said “really good actually.” Like she meant it. She asked me about mine and I said, “it’s going,” then proceeded to explain I was doing things like laundry. I asked her what about her day was really good. She said she’s happy just because. I laughed, smiled, remembered. Everything is good. Doing laundry is good. Working is good. Smiling is good. Crying is good. Confusion is good. Frustration is good. All of life is good. Don’t think so? Where can you transform your perspective, to make it so? I am “battling” an overpowering mind that can’t seem to be made up on how to proceed on many things. But rather than think of this as negative, I am choosing to see it as happening to teach me something. Everything in my life happens FOR me, not to me. And this is good. So ask me how I’m doing, because it’s really fucking good. Because I am alive. The end.