There’s nothing more comforting and uplifting than a cup of my favourite beverage, a slice of cake, croissant or apple pie and a friendly chat. There is something really magical about this – that depends on what you are chatting about. I find that chatting about one’s personal plans, food, travel and other uplifting things could really make this get-together an occasion.
When I walk into a cafe just seeing delicious mouth-watering cakes, scones, pies etc – zaps my willpower to resist temptation. Mais oui!
When one is sitting at one’s desk staring at a computer screen all day there comes a time when you ought to get up off your chair and stretch your limbs. In fact we are advised to do this but most don’t. Sometimes it is good to just leave your work station and take a walk – have a hot beverage, a sweet slice of something (or allow your willpower to crush the urge) and a friendly chat (which can take place on your way to take a hard-earned break or on your way back to your office).
Sometimes people are surprised to be invited to have a hot beverage with all the trimmings but I think most would love to do this depending how one’s day is progressing. Sometimes this kind of break and the friendly chat can really stimulate the grey matter and the day is not as frustrating and daunting.
It shouldn’t be allowed to become ritual behaviour because that takes the fun out of these brief and lovely escapades.
So here’s to a hot beverage and all the trimmings anyday!