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A Coffee and A Few Good Things Friday

A Coffee and A Few Good Things Friday

Photo Credit: allisonmseward12 ©2012 (Flickr via Creative Commons) You guys! The Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL for short) is back at Starbucks! Hello Fall! Now I know there are those who are do not enjoy the beverage, decrying it as “dessert in a cup” (That’s a bad thing because . . .?). Still others put their stake in the ground of Coffee Purists, claiming black coffee (preferably grown and roasted in their own backyard and prepared in a French press) is the only way to go.

Well, I own a Keurig and happily use it on a daily basis. So I guess my standards are lower. And I’m okay with that. So bring on my favourite fall beverage – but make mine half-sweet, extra hot, and without the whipped topping, please. ;-)

Here are some other things I’ve been happy and/or thankful to find this week:

  1. Seth Godin wrote about “Scuff-proof shoes” on Monday. While he was talking about building one’s brand, I think such an idea can also be applied to how we live our lives. As Alece Ronzino noted on her Instagram account, “Transparency gives room for others to see themselves in your story . . .” So don’t hide your scuffed shoes – let people see themselves in your ongoing narrative.
  2. I enjoy the music of fellow Canadians The City Harmonic, and may have let out a little squeal of excitement upon discovering their new album Heart had released this week (and it’s available on iTunes and Amazon). Favourite tracks of mine include “Live Love”, “Long Walk Home”, and “Here and There”.
  3. Fellow blogger (and one-half of The Popcast podcast over at Xtra Bacon) Jamie Golden shared a fantastic blog post from Elizabeth Hyndman written in “the middle of things”. She writes of a faith made to wait and a peace she does not quite understand. And, honestly, when aren’t we in the middle of something? You can read Elizabeth’s post here.
  4. A quote of note courtesy of my church’s associate pastor: “Our soul is where wonder is uncovered.” I would attempt to wax poetically about why that sentence in particular caught my attention, but I’ll let you think your own thoughts on them as they continue to settle in my own soul.
  5. For all of us who do not speak Swedish, pretty near every name for IKEA’s products looks pretty funky. But there are some names that have the added distinction of not relating well to the products they’re, well, naming. Check them out for yourself.

Happy Friday! And I hope you have some time to enjoy your favourite fall beverage at some point this weekend, whatever it may be. :-)

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