The coffee spilled all over the floor…

I got up first this morning, which meant it was my job to start the coffee. I pushed the button on the brewer and passed the time washing a few dishes. Minutes later, I smelled coffee. Wonderful. I grabbed a mug, turned, and to my horror, saw dark liquid and grounds cascading onto the floor. The stream of coffee pooled onto the floor and formed puddles in the spice drawer, the gadget drawer, and the pots ‘n pans drawer.

That’s not how I expected to start the day. For the next hour I cleaned the kitchen. As the day wore on, a coffee-colored cloud nagged at me.

“Oh no you don’t!” I thought hard to myself.

I grabbed a yellow sticky note and a Sharpie pen and wrote:

Today, I’m grateful for:

  1. _________________
  2. _________________
  3. _________________

I don’t have anything more to add to this post, except that I’m grateful for my friends and family. And I’m grateful for Mr. Rogers, the man behind the public television children’s show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred Rogers was an extraordinary human being: Kind, generous, authentic, and committed to children.

I highly recommend you this film:

Meanwhile, blessings to you,


P.S. What 3 things are you grateful for? (See below for comments!)

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Comments sent in: What 3 things  are you grateful for?

From Sue:
I’m grateful for the roof over my head and a floor to spill coffee on!
I’m thankful for our new building in Chiniak to house our library so all of us will be reading again!
I’m thankful for my health and my husband’a health so we can still be working!

From Kathie:
I am grateful for another day to make right the things I didn’t do yesterday that I had been meaning to!
I am grateful for a door that has been opened to pursue what you referred to as a Toolbox.
I am grateful for being on a cruise ship that docked in Kodiak the morning of August 22, 2018, and not hours later, because I would have lost the opportunity to meet you!

From Scott:
1. Motors that start up on the first pull.
2. Skippers that can see in the dark.
3. A healthy currency conversion rate.

2 thoughts on “The coffee spilled all over the floor…”

    • marionowen
    • posted on November 24, 2018

    Hi Sharon… I might not be able to showcase all of Alaska, but I will do my best to share the beauty of Kodiak… If you are on Facebook, you can find me at:

    Meanwhile, hugs and love from Kodiak!

    • Sharon
    • posted on November 22, 2018

    Thank you for shraring your thoughts & stuff. Alaska’s benn on my bucket list for a very long time.
    I may never have enough money to visit, what I think is, our most amazing State. I think you’re fabulous & I can see Kodiak Alaska through your eyes.

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