Coffee is Life is a short story written by Jemica Colasito and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Independence for the month of July
Coffee is Life
Maybe most of us have always loved indulging in coffee as part of our daily routine. The majority of us may agree with the phrase, “Coffee is Life.” So, allow me to hypothesize that there is a significant relationship between coffee and life.
Let us compare coffee to life itself. Imagine the dark, bitter coffee as a representation of our toughest moments—the times when things get rough, and we can’t help but feel a bit down. But fear not, my friends! Just like sugar sweetens our coffee, imagine those moments of triumph, the victories that bring smiles to our faces and fill us with joy. And to add a touch of tranquility, picture the creamy, white creamer representing peace of mind and contentment.
Now, let’s think about our bodies as cups, our life as the water inside, and our mind as a spoon. The cup holds our life experiences, just like it holds coffee. And the spoon? It symbolizes our thoughts and how we navigate through life.
Imagine taking a spoonful of bitterness and mixing it into the cup of life. It might make things seem dark and unpleasant. Nobody wants a life filled with bitterness and pain, right? But let’s sprinkle in two spoonfuls of sweetness—the moments of joy, success, and pure happiness. Ah, much better! Those bitter moments become more bearable. Lastly, let’s add three spoonfuls of contentment, peaceful thinking, and a sense of purity. Ah, now that’s a perfect blend!
But you know what? Some of us do not like to experience bitterness, painful moments, dark events, or scenarios that break our hearts. We do not like them. We just want sweet moments, triumphs, winning events, pleasure, and a feeling of bliss. But who likes to drink water with only sugar in it?
Remember, the very reason that keeps us alert is the bitter taste of life. The main ingredients that keep us awake are the aroma and the taste of coffee. Our motivation to move forward comes from those darkest moments of our lives. The pain reminds us to push ourselves to the unlimited potential of advancement. Without those heartbreaks, we might lose the desire to win.
But also, do not forget that we can only have the perfect taste of life if we add so much more contentment, purity of our souls, calmness, and a peaceful mind. Sugar cannot change the color of coffee, but the creamer can. If we add some purity to our souls, we can instantly change the color and taste of our lives.
Let’s create our own blend of life. We have full control over its taste. We can decide the amount, personalize its measurement, and add some more ingredients and flavors. With the right mixture, we can have a more enjoyable sip of life.