The price for a Grande (16oz) Caffè Americano at Starbucks is currently $3.65 if you and your spouse shared a single cup—plus the backwash.
I thought, ah yes, it’s perfect and perfectly reasonable to make this Grande Caffè a 7 day commitment with my wife; there’s a view, great service and best of all it’s convenient in more ways than one; we found a nice spot outside to see the sunrise—when the weather permits—and a spot inside where we can talk, read and write—being that it’s not a busy location.
If my intuition was operating at full capacity and accurate, I’m sure Starbuck’s employees were watching out their windows curious about this couple that just randomly walks across an empty parking lot to watch the sunrise just a little closer than under their canopy (or awning—whatever). We stopped and just stared for a good 10-15 minutes as the the earth rotated for the sun to rise above our horizon and it felt so good to soak it in, I encourage it!
Do it, go outside when the sun rises at your location and soak it in!
So here we are: investing time together. The wheels start turning. Ideas start emerging. “What if we made this a daily commitment,” I asked Laura while running the numbers, but she had a better idea after seeing the numbers.
And that’s why we’re getting divorced.
Laura’s idea was far better than mine in so many ways, what if we turn our room into this experience; my mother-in-law has lived with us since before we were married to make a longer story shorter, and so our room is our “house” to get creative with.
Boom! Next thing we know: we’re on mission for a dynamic room space! The key is effort more than convenience for progressive growth; convenience needs to work in tandem or the result will be regressive.
And that it is, a dynamic room space – as I prepare to publish this post today, a week and two days later.
More to come… until next time, make an effort to see the sunrise.
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