Posts Tagged ‘Coffee’

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Shampoo
  2. Window
  3. Frame
  4. Orchid
  5. Box
  6. Bedroom
  7. Surprise
  8. House
  9. Pastel
  10. Biscuit

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Conditioner
  2. Blind
  3. Murder
  4. Pink
  5. Full
  6. Clear-out
  7. Birthday
  8. Sale
  9. Chalk
  10. Coffee

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Over the last few months I’ve done a number of posts called ‘Slogans’. Today it’s time for another one!

In my previous “Slogans” posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Feel the bubbles
  2. Good to the last drop
  3. I am what I am
  4. The car in front is a…
  5. Don’t be evil
  6. Eat fresh
  7. Grace, space, pace
  8. Who wins if you win?
  9. Does she or doesn’t she?
  10. Put your spin on it

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

advertising

So here’s the answers…

  1. Aero
  2. Maxwell house coffee
  3. Reebok
  4. Toyota
  5. Google
  6. Subway
  7. Jaguar
  8. Lotto
  9. Clairol
  10. K-Swiss

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks/months, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Make a deal with yourself                                                                                                                                               

 

Sometimes we all need to stop procrastinating and get on with what we need to, so today it’s about making a deal with yourself, small or large, just so you can get things done. e.g. Once I finish writing this report that’s due tomorrow, I can go and get a cup of coffee.

Make sure your deals are tempting enough to make to accept the deal, or this suggestion will fail miserably!

deal 4 you

 

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Make a “happy” list

Write a list of things that make you happy – This can be anything from going for a coffee with a friend to walking barefoot in the sand; talking to a close friend to listening to your favourite music; watching sport to reading.

The point is that in making your list it will focus your mind on the things that make your feel good, and that in turn will raise your spirits and brighten your day.

favourite things

 

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Treat yourself

Sometimes we just need to give ourselves a treat to life our spirits, so whether it’s buying yourself a piece of clothing you’ve had your eye on, or a new laptop you’ve wanted for ages, or just an afternoon out for coffee – whatever a treat is for you, go on, treat yourself!

treat yourself

 

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Take someone out for coffee. Ask them about their life, and how they are finding things just now. Simply focus on them.

Have you ever noticed how so many really important conversations happen over coffee, or is that just me?

You may or may not agree with me, but we all need to just talk to someone sometimes about life, and how we may or may not be coping with what life has thrown our way at the moment. That’s why, just giving someone the opportunity to talk openly about how they really are, can be just what they need. I can guarantee you that in doing so, you will feel uplifted because you have been there for someone.

Coffee, conversation and friendship, what greater combination can there be!

coffee conversation

 

 

 

In the last little while I’ve noticed there are a number of things which many of us will put in the category of either “love them” or “hate them”. So today I thought I’d share with you some more of my love or hate things and see if you can guess which category they fall into for me:

  1. Diet juice
  2. Dark chocolate
  3. Classical music
  4. Bagpipes
  5. Online shopping
  6. Decaffeinated coffee
  7. Downton Abbey (TV show)
  8. Adidas clothing
  9. Disney films
  10. Technology

A bit of a mixed bag of things there isn’t it, but I wonder how many of them you correctly worked out that I love or hate, and how many we have in common…scroll down to find out my answers…

  1. Hate
  2. Hate
  3. Love
  4. Hate
  5. Love
  6. Hate
  7. Hate
  8. Love
  9. Love
  10. Love

So there you go, how many of my answers matched yours?

“Love” and “hate” are two very strong and very different emotions and if we are honest with ourselves I think we will probably find that rather than “loving” or “hating” the items I listed above, we really just “like” or “strongly dislike” them – Does that sound about right?.

In the last little while I’ve noticed there are a number of things which many of us will put in the category of either “love them” or “hate them”. So today I thought id share with you some of  my love or hate things and see if you can guess which category they fall into for me:

  1. Manchester United
  2. Cats
  3. Marmite
  4. Haggis
  5. Starbucks coffee
  6. Brussel sprouts
  7. Reality TV
  8. Jose Mourinho
  9. Dieting
  10. Soaps

A bit of a mixed bag of things there isn’t it, but I wonder how many of them you correctly worked out that I love or hate, and how many we have in common…scroll down to find out my answers…

 

 

 

 

  1. Hate
  2. Love
  3. Hate
  4. Hate
  5. Love
  6. Hate
  7. Hate
  8. Hate
  9. Hate
  10. Love…but hate for loving them!

So there you go, how many of my answers matched yours?

“Love” and “hate” are two very strong and very different emotions and if we are honest with ourselves I think we will probably find that rather than “loving” or “hating” the items I listed above, we really just “like” or “strongly dislike” them – Does that sound about right?.

 

quiet_pleaseI’ve never been much of a morning person and I am sure I never will be.

Having said that, despite working flexi time and not actually having to be in until 10am, I’m usually at work sometime between 8.30 and 9.15. Even so, I still like a bit a quietness then…at least until I’ve had my first coffee of the morning!

It’s funny how some of us like to get up early in the morning and just get on with things right away, while others of us like to have a long lie and like to slowly get into things. I definitely fall into that second category, how about you?

Just because I’m not a morning person and like to slowly move into my day, doesn’t mean I don’t get much done, it simply means I probably finish things a bit later. e.g. In a work sense, I’m often one of the last to leave the office at night.

So please, for those of you who are morning people, please remember some of us are not morning people and we like a quiet peaceful start to our mornings, thank you.

Yesterday was the start of Lent, so in yesterday’s blog post called Lent I told you what Lent is and why it we celebrate it. Now today I want to focus on the things we give up for Lent.

As I said yesterday, Lent is all about personal sacrifice and in turn helping others, so whatever we “give up” should be something that is important to us or that we enjoy. So based on that what sort of things could we consider to “give up” for Lent?

Well here’s some things that are being “given up” this Lent by people I know:

As you can see even for these few examples, a hugs variety of things can be “given up” for Lent. However the most important thing to remember when deciding what to “give up” for Lent, is that it must be something that matters to you. i.e. There’s no point in saying you’re going to give up drinking coffee if you only drink one cup of coffee as day, as you’re not really denying yourself something you will really miss. On the other hand , if you drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day, giving up coffee for Lent would be a sacrifice for you.

Me, I’m giving up chocolate for lent, as chocolate has always been my comfort food, and as this years has been quite stressful for me so far, I will most certainly miss my chocolate in the next few weeks!

How about you, what are you giving up for lent? Is it really something that you will miss, or are you just giving it up as a token gesture?

Sacrifice by  Tree63

Before Your people worshipped You
You said that something had to die
And as they brought their sacrifice You heard their cries

Before Your children could come home
You said that something had to die
And as You brought Your sacrifice
We heard You cry

You know what it’s like to give it up
You know how it feels to let go
You know what it’s like to take it forget forsake it
To raise Your head and cry

It’s all for You
(Father) It’s all for You
I live for You
(Father) I die for You

I know that You can hear my voice
Because Your servant paid the price
But there is silence in my mouth and I can’t cry

So as I come to worship You
I know that something has to die
And as I bring my sacrifice just let it die

You know what it’s like against Your skin
You know how it feels beneath Your hands
You know how it is to carry so rough and heavy
And underneath to cry