THE SECOND CUP
A Celebration of Slowing Down
The daily first cup - of coffee, of tea, of anything really - is obligatory. It may be chugged in the car or reheated in the microwave three times. It may be sipped while we check our emails or read the latest news. We may share a cup with a friend and catch up on the week, or sneak in a couple minutes of quiet time before the rest of the household wakes up.
But when we make time for the second cup - that's where the magic happens. When we give ourselves permission to slow down. To think deeply. To speak honestly. To really listen. To enjoy the humming of life.
RESOURCE OF THE MONTH
Mail has the power to move us. To move our minds toward new understandings. To move our souls toward togetherness. To move our feet toward new ways of living. Plus, it’s just really fun.
I also love that we can still - in this age where everything is very fast and our phones are binging with DMs and many of our relationships exist in a digital sense - pick up a pen and some pretty stationary and wield the power to make someone’s breath catch in their throat when they open their mailbox.
Let’s become letter writers again. Let’s allow ourselves to slow down, to search for an address and lick an envelope and walk to the mailbox and wait for it to be received. Let’s see what that does for our souls. Let’s see what it does for our sense of community.
Will you join me? I made a checklist of 10 letters to write in September. You can get it by entering your email just below this letter. I’ll be posting my progress on the checklist throughout the month with the #writemoreletters. I can’t wait to see yours.
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