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31 Days: Brew


I'm a coffee drinker. It's what kick starts my personality each day. One of the hardest parts of the downturn in the oil industry and the cutbacks at work because of it has been the discontinuation of the Keurig coffee service we immensely enjoyed and the return of the Bunn brewed coffee that we begrudgingly guzzled.

This has led me to reevaluate my morning routine. Do I start brewing a pot of coffee before I go to work and do my coworkers a favor and have my attitude adjustment before I get to work? Do I stop at a coffee shop along the way for my java fix? Do I choke down the bitter, free coffee at work?

After visiting the Celestial Seasonings plant in Boulder, Colorado on a recent business trip, I have actually been considering switching to tea. I love the low impact on the environment that this company has (the tea bags are compostable and 3.5 million pounds of waste is avoided because there are no tags, strings, staples, and individual wrappers) and I like the thought of having a cup of Sleepytime before turning in for the night.

I think whatever change I make, I should focus on the important ingredient of all - prayer. Whether it is with a jug of joe or a spot of tea, I think starting and ending my day with some time with God could be the perfect way to brew a better day and a peaceful night's sleep.

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