My daughter returned home from England with new ideas. One was, she asked me to buy instant coffee. I guess they drink instant coffee in England?
Our coffee paraphernalia had outgrown the intimate kitchen, so I began setting up a coffee bar in the breezeway. We needed an electric kettle.
Here enters the magic pot.
Isn’t it pretty? It’s rather magical as well.
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This morning I walked by and flipped the switch of the magic pot for the water to begin heating. After drinking one cup of instant, I wasn’t satisfied.
It also left a foul taste in my mouth.
I went in search of the Chemex.
There is nothing quick about making a Chemex. The pour over kettle heats slowly. You place a Chemex filter in and splash it with warm water, then grind the beans and pour them in. Making a Chemex takes about 15 minutes and patience.
After it’s all prepped you get to watch it make the coffee. Yes lovely. You get to stand back and watch.
That is how life is.
Really good things don’t happen instantly. Give it time. One example is, my Virtual Assistant job.
The man I work for surprises me with bonuses. It’s not that I did a spectacular job for him one particular week. No love, it’s that I try and do my very best every week. The time and effort add up.
Out of nowhere he sends bonus money.
I never know when he will do this, but it happens a couple of times a year. It’s not something I depend on by no means. It’s his way of saying ‘thank you’ for spending quality time on his business.
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Another example is our writing.
Just like the Chemex, we tend to our Blog and consistently click ‘publish’. We pour everything into to it and it takes time, but at some point, we get to stand back and watch it bless other people’s lives.
Like my bonus, we don’t know when that magic will occur, but everything worthwhile takes time.
I wish for you a Chemex life over the magic pot.