I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite things. I hope this helps to spread some joy in this time of year. I know many people are facing so many trying times (all the events in NYC and Ferguson, for example) that sometimes we need a break. Hopefully this list can provide that break:
Godiva Chocolate: Ok, a cheesy start, but it was top of mind. To think that we can enjoy the decadence of cocoa that was farmed half way across the world and put together by people with years of experience that have learned methods taught over hundreds of years, for the price of 10 bucks, is an amazing tribute to the society we live in. Sometime you have to stop and smell the roses, smell the chocolate, and enjoy it!
Espresso: Cheesy follows cheesy, but espresso is most definitely one of my favorite things. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the rich flavor, and it shares so much with chocolate. To enjoy an espresso for 2 dollars is to enjoy the work of 100+ years of innovation in coffee making. Truly a wonderful experience. Check out information on the interesting history of espresso here: http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide-short-history.html
Playing Music: Not everyone can play music, but everyone can enjoy it. It’s a wonder of the world to be able to have access to so much art, essentially for free. I for one support the artists that I listen too, and try to support underground artists as well. I also enjoy playing and learning to play music. Nowadays we have online lessons that allow anyone to start learning right away.
Hot Baths: Following our trend of studying history, the hot bath is a relatively new phenomenon. To be able to run a hot bath at any time is an underutilized advantage of modern society, indoor plumbing, and the relative wealth that even lower class peoples live in. Respect your history, take a bath
That’s all for now. Till next time!