Dear Sweet Friend, grab a cup of coffee and cozy up(even though it is 100 degrees)!
Today, while out shopping, I walked past Starbucks and realized how many women were out connecting over a cup of coffee. I saw women leaning in close to hear a friend’s story or bursts of laughter of old friends catching up. There was so much joy outside this little café it reminded me of how important our friendships are. I stopped outside my store and jotted some notes down because I was so inspired by what I had seen. Oh and my favorite part was seeing all of these women dressed in their sparkle: showing their girliness through cute sundresses and funky jewelry. You have to admit, dressing up makes you feel like you are making today a special occasion.
I love the bible verse: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.(Ecclesiastes 4-9). This is so true, sitting with a friend and pondering life is much more fun than being alone sometimes.
How beautiful is this time that we can give each other. How many people do you know that really listen and give your heart and soul great care? Girls, we are here to build each other up and keep each other inspired to find our God-given purpose. We need each other to find the right path and sparkle along the way. We fill each other’s hearts with meaning and comfort to continue moving forward with Christ in our minds.
Our relationships constantly change as our story changes, but the real beauty is how our paths become brighter and clearer along the way.
I encourage you to take time to get into that cute little sundress, grab your favorite little handbag and make a connection with your girlfriends soon.
Happy Café days to you!
Here is a little recipe if you bring the café experience to your home and invite a friend over:
Chocolate Covered Coffee Spoons
1/2 cup good quality chocolate (I like Guittard)
10 peppermint candies
spoons ( l love buying mismatched spoons from antique stores)
Simply melt your chocolate in a microwave proof bowl for 1 minute. Scoop the chocolate into a ziplock bag and snip the end. Unwrap candies and place in a ziplock. Give your kids a mallet to bang away and crush the candy. Stand your spoons on the handle end in your sheet pan and pipe the chocolate onto the spoon. Add your peppermint and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Make your favorite coffee, add cream and stir with your delicate little spoon full of bliss. Enjoy. Makes 10 spoons.
These also make fun back to school gifts for your teacher. Add a little bag of coffee and an encouraging note.