It is an understatement to say I have spent a lot of time over cups of coffee. No matter how simple a mug of coffee may seem, it seems to foster a connection in people that is anything but simple. As a matter of fact, this connection may be needed now more than ever.
I think you would agree, we are bombarded every day with messages that highlight the differences in people. I also hope you agree that there is far more that connects us than divides us.
Now is the perfect time to reach out to those around us, especially people different from ourselves, and learn about these commonalities. In the process, you might learn just as much about yourself.
In my time spent over coffee, I have had so many conversations. Some with people I know, but some with compete strangers. The best thing is, by the time the cups are empty, those who started as strangers are like old friends.
What if the new family down the street were like old friends.
What if the lonely, single mother was embraced like an old friend?
What if the refugees were treated like old friends?
The divide would shrink and we could share a cup of coffee and have conversations. We would see that there’s more that connects us than we thought.