As I finished my selection of coffee beans, the assistant behind the counter asked, “What coffee would you like?” Her smile and twinkle in the eye indicated that my response was an excellent choice.
When I chose a table to sit in the throwback to a 3rd-tier mall in a city that does not have 3rd-tier malls, I found myself holding a perfect double espresso. The temperature, tasting notes, smoothness, and perfect crema was incredibly magical. I found myself talking and sharing what I was experiencing out loud even though there was no one within fifteen steps of where I was. To be any better would have required people, conversation, and ambiance. The espresso would be exactly what it was, maybe in a heated cup. This cup set a new standard, raising a bar that I thought could never be raised.
What does one do when one has a pearl that can, could, dare I say should, be shared with everyone? For those who do not like coffee, you have never tasted something like this. For those who react badly to caffeine, hmm, maybe you should take the risk anyway. Besides, “How is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!” (Romans 10.15)
As I think of the day ahead, I realise I am holding several life pearls close to my heart. I have experienced love; many are still searching for this. I have been forgiven; though I am convinced I did not earn or deserve the gift. I have been embraced; the debt to those who extended their arms is beyond calculation.
In every moment, I can be an assistant in life asking all those I meet, “What do you most need in this moment”? To each, I can make and deliver what they need where they are with kindness, care, and unconditional acceptance. I received an awesome gift that I hope I can re-gift in every moment today.