Cup 147

Today’s Cup 147 was transacted under an early summer sky, at Starbucks, zip code 97071. Since no one queued up behind me, I left the customary $5 for the next unsuspecting patron. The barista cheerfully chatted about the morning and inquired about my pending daily plans. I explained how I was heading off to school, using every non-working hour to read, write, and read some more. Such is the path toward a doctoral degree, a long-awaited professional goal. It’s a path of my own doing, and one I gratefully embrace. I am thankful for the privilege to pursue such a commitment, and hope to do in honor of those who may never have the opportunity. I am no more deserving than countless others who may never see their professional dreams to full fruition. This challenge, this glorious opportunity, is being fulfilled by good fortune; and I am blessed that it has fallen unto my path. I know where the thanks ought to lie, and it is not of this world, for sure.

As I drove off with my soy latte in hand, I smiled with content. It was just one more day toward this simple path toward Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until next time.

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5 thoughts on “Cup 147

  1. kristijojedlicki June 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply

    Congratulations on both spreading some kindness and for pursuing your doctoral degree! Regardless of how this wonderful opportunity came to you, please, believe that you really do deserve it. Best wishes being sent your way!

  2. R L T June 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Thank you for spreading your kindness, and how wonderful that you are working toward your doctoral degree. Yes, you deserve the opportunity to achieve your goal as I am sure it has been with much hard work to get to this stage. Congratulations and best wishes!

    • The Rock Tumbler June 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share your encouragement. 🙂 Wishing you the best.

  3. morningstoryanddilbert June 17, 2013 at 7:12 am Reply

    I thank you already have a Doctoral degree…. And I believe it is the most honorable, “Kindness”… So, good luck as you pursue another Doctorate!!!

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T Now lets have another Cuppa…..

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