Abbie loves two things- books and coffee. What more do you really need to know?
The first thing that caught my eye on Abbie’s blog “Cafe Book Bean” was the purely genius coffee (or tea) suggestions she makes to accompany the reading of whatever book she happens to be recommending that day. I was instantly hooked. I agree with Abbie about reading and warm beverages- “They are the bread and butter to my soul.” Just check out this example-
On the topic of Shorts, here is a mini drink that really packs a punch:
Book Bean: Café Bombón
A Cuban drink with roots to Valencia, Spain.
Espresso served with sweetened condensed milk in a 1:1 ratio. Bombón means chocolate in Spanish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cayenne for extra pop of flavor.
Even when Abbie’s blog is going through a slow season, (life just gets busy, we all know how that…
1.) Confidence or certainty in one’s own abilities
Why are we ashamed or nervous to feel (and especially express) esteem for something we have accomplished? Is it because we don’t support our peers enough these days? Why is it that it takes “courage” and/or “confidence” in order to say “hey. I’m doing this thing, it makes me happy, and you know what I’m kinda good at it too.” If we all did it, I think we would support each other more, because we wouldn’t feel like we were in competition with one another. I think as a community we need to let someone know that they are good at something, encourage them when they tell us about their accomplishments, and feel joy in the fruit of our own labor and talents! Appreciation of self and others is not automatically feeding pridefulness and/or arrogance. I’ll tell you what it going to fuel; productivity, self assurance, and more creativity.
I think we can all agree there is nothing wrong with those things!