Fellow Starbucks junkies already know that today, the iconic red cups made their annual debut in locations across the good ol' U.S. of A. I seriously have no shame; this little snippet of randomness really makes me happy. Today I am grateful for being in the position that I can enjoy a frivolous purchase like a $5 cup of coffee. It is an indulgence that I do not take for granted.
Though it sounds silly--even to me--to say that a themed cup brings me joy, it's the truth. These cups are like a precursor of good things to come: a season filled with the sweetness of family, friends, Thanksgiving, Christmas and celebration of the New Year. It is hands down, my absolute favorite time of year.
So, to kick start November, I spent a little bit of time at my second-home this morning. I splurged on a fancy coffee, sat at my usual corner table and wrote in my journal while Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Perry Como served up Christmas Carols via Pandora. I enjoyed two, awesome hours of deliciousness.
I have to be honest and say that it feels selfish and insensitive to be posting about holiday themed coffee cups when there are millions of people along the Eastern Seaboard without power, heat or homes. The reality, loss and devastation of Hurricane Sandy is not lost on me, as many of my friends are directly affected by this natural disaster. Please say a prayer for our friends and family on the East Coast and be sure to visit the Red Cross to see other ways that you can help! Please and Thank You!