When I was younger, I could not stand the smell, taste or idea of coffee. My mom would drink several cups a day and I just simply could not deal with it.
When it comes to alcohol, it is safe to say I am permanently retired from those crazy college nights out. Binge drinking is just not for me.
So what is it about coffee and wine that I just can’t resist? The meaning behind both beautiful beverages and the rituals associated with them are what make them irresistible. They are definitely a huge part of my life and I refuse to part with either until further notice.
Studies show that people get excited about Starbucks the moment the barista hands you your drink. The rest is history.
We don’t even have to drink coffee to feel its effects. The simple idea of coffee can make us smile and cheer us up when we are having a less than ideal day.
Not only does coffee make us happier, it is good for our bodies. It has fiber, lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, and depression, as well as protects the body from cirrhosis and Parkinson’s.
I have a Starbucks gold card and I rack up those points like no other. I get your simple (and cheap) Americano with soy milk every chance that I get. The moment I hold that cup is the moment I know I will be okay. I’m not kidding. It literally brightens my day and gives me the energy and will to go on.
When it comes to wine, well, I have to be careful. I never try to have more than one glass at a time unless it’s time for bed and I am home. Wine means more to me than I would like to admit.
I’ve read various health articles about why wine is good for you. Studies show it helps prevent inflammation and blood clots in the body, strengthens bones and body defenses and has anti-cancerous effects. Wine is also linked to preserving memory and your waistline. If that’s not enough reason to drink a glass a day, then I don’t know what is.
Wine means the week or day is over. It means I survived. It means I was strong enough to not lose my shit. Even if I did lose it, wine is my favorite companion after all of it is said and done. I prefer Merlot above all else or any red that is within my reach. I am also not picky, a cheap wine will do.
Coffee helps me survive the work week and reach the end goal I like to call wine. I am sure I could survive with neither beverage, but life is so much sweeter with these beautiful beverages in hand.
Of course, everything is good in moderation and I can’t stress this enough when it comes to inhibitors like alcohol and caffeine. Live life, have fun, and never forget your wine and coffee!
Love Deeply and Forever,