Hear Me Universe
#14. makes coffee for me

Making observations about other relationships helped me generate some of my list—including #14. After dinner at friend’s home one evening, Sue’s husband, Bob, set up the coffee pot for brewing the next morning, explaining that he always makes the coffee and brings Sue a cup to her bedside table.

I wanted that. Yes, I enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the mornings, but it’s more than just coffee.

I loved the joy that Bob displayed in telling me his daily ritual. I loved Sue’s smile and ability to receive. I wanted the feeling of my partner beginning the day in a specific way that made both of us feel great. I wanted to receive graciously and gratefully.

A simple cup of coffee, delivered to my bedside table by my husband, is a tremendously kind act.