A coffee cheers is the fist bump of the professional world.
Each morning I walk around my place of employment and greet people. I say good morning to the secretaries as I walk through the office to pick up my copies. I greet co-workers in the lounge when I put my lunch in the fridge. I stop by my friends’ classrooms and say hello. Odds are, that if you have a cup of coffee in hand (as I do in mine – usually cappuccino with a splash of cocoa) I will quickly touch my cup to yours. Cheers!
This quick motion can mean one of a hundred different things.
On a good day, it could mean…
Nice to see you!
Have a great day!
On a tough day it could mean…
Hang in there!
You’ve got this!
Don’t listen to them, you rock!
On a bad day it could mean...
Another day, another dollar.
Is it 3 o’clock yet?
Forget this $h!t.
The people I cheers probably have no idea what my message is each day. Sure my facial expression might give them a few clues, but they are not privy to my internal monologue. But you know what? It probably doesn’t matter. That single clink that is made when I touch my cup to theirs means something larger as a whole. It symbolizes unity. We’re in this together. And really, that is what is most important.
So cheers to you today. Life can be wonderful an tough and ugly – but we are all on the same team, and together we can do anything.
P.S. I know this isn’t a typical blog post topic for me. Usually I write about writing, and this post… is not about writing. This week I took a page out of the Kimberly Brubaker Bradley blogging habits. I mentioned in this past post, that one thing I love about this author is the way she blogs about real life… whether or not that real life is featured in her novels. I admire her honesty and ability to be candid about adult topics, even though her typical audience is much younger. So today I tried something different. I’d love to know what you think.