Catching up with friends over hot drinks is one of my favourite things. There’s never any rush. Only comfortable conversation between people that don’t see each other as often as they should. Usually we go on and on. Coffee cups are nursed long after they’re empty.
Most of you are too far away to have coffee with me but that doesn’t meant we can’t have a virtual coffee date . . .
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that my maternal grandfather passed away last night. I hadn’t seen him since we left El Salvador almost 25 years ago but that doesn’t make him any less family. Most of all, I feel sad for his children. I know they will miss him and feel the loss in a much more real way than I ever could. In moments like these I’m thankful for my faith. I’m not sure how one weathers these moments without the promise of the hereafter. I’m also terribly grateful for all our friends that have reached out and offered warm thoughts, condolences, and prayers. Those gestures mean more than they’ll ever know.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that my DietBet starts Friday and that I’m excited for the challenge it will bring. Despite my best efforts, I’m not always as good to myself as I should be. I’m hopeful that this month will allow me to re-focus my efforts and concentrate on true wellness. Yes I know it’s called a diet but it’s about so much more than that for me. For me this month will be about focusing on the physical but also the spiritual. I miss sunrise walks with Daisy, and sunset yoga in my living room. I miss having time to focus my intentions and have a conversation with my maker. I need to carve out that time again.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I went to go see a naturopathic doctor this week and it went fabulously. Talking to him was a bit like talking to a friend. It felt comfortable and brought me a great sense of hope. I’ve had some tummy issues for the last months and I’m really looking for help in treating the root causes. We did a food sensitivity test that cost a pretty penny. But it’s worth it to me. That was the funny thing about the visit, it essentially amounted to private health care and I could definitely see the difference it made. If only our Canadian health care system funded naturopathic doctors the same way we do regular MDs. Everyone should have access to true answers, instead of only band-aid solutions.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am happier in my relationships than I have been in a very long time. The Husband and I have been spending a lot of time together and we’re very much in love. I talk to my mom every day on my commute to work. I get to see my close group of friends on a fairly frequent basis. I’ve even made a new friend through this blog (hi Danielle!). There are some friends that I barely get to see anymore but I think I’ve come to accept that we’re at different life-stages. And that’s okay. I still count them amongst my nearest and dearest, and I’ve no doubt that the next time we get together we will pick-up right where we left off.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you I’ve enjoyed our chat and we should do it again. How about next week?
Question: What would you share with me, if we were having coffee today?