Coffee/Candy/Cozy Fix

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Coffee inspires numerous ideas. Whether writing, reading, crafts or whatever is enjoyed during coffee-time, we want to help integrate creativity and revitalization. As you enjoy your brew, here is one of our many coffee-inspired products.

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Inspired Writings



Hi. I'm PJ Payne and I can remember as a child how freshly brewed coffee started my mother's day and most of her evenings. It is reminiscent of calm and simplicity and has stayed with me ever since.  Now, as an adult, it is in these moments of peace that I am able to exhale, reflect and embrace the essence of my mind and spirit through words.

First thing in the morning before my day begins, I go to my special place of peace, perfect peace: My Coffee and Thee. No matter the environment, the aroma of coffee takes me to that corner of nostalgia. 

 With pen at hand and precious moments of serenity, I express innermost emotions and thoughts in short stories, poetry, and prose; some even sprinkled with my dry wit and humor. My concept: "There is a poem for every situation, prose for every circumstance and a card for every special day and special person."

 

Blessings,

~PJ Payne

The Look

Mirror, mirror
On the wall
Tell me what you see
Mirror, mirror tell me
If it’s true that we
Can easily find fault
In others; their looks
what they say
And not see visibly
Self-images
Just look away

Mirror, mirror be honest
Is this really true
When I surmise
Through mine-eyes
Is this Me really You?

©PJPayne​



Happy Chooseday

​Let’s call today Chooseday
A day of choices
Choose to be humble
Subtlety, versus noisy
Choose to listen
Choose to first think
Choose to be grateful
For even the little things

Choose to be happy
Choose to be kind
Choose to bless others
To smile, not whine
Choose patience
Choose what you say
Above all, choose love
The best choice for this
'Chooseday'

©PJPayne​​​



Complacency?


Think about it
You're striving for something
But how much do you want it
Are you just waiting on
Someone else to own it
Take it upon yourself
Take the control out of their hands
Execute your own ideas  
And be ready to expand

You can  do this
You know you can
But continuing to wait
Is not the best plan
Time will pass
Maybe even years
That wait would eventually
Fall prey to your fears

Wake up now
From being complacent
Remove obstacles 
Out of the way
It's in you. You know this!
You've got it like that!
When you name it, you claim it
And that's an actual fact
…the wait is over

©PJPayne​







About the Author

Little Things


Stop
Set aside

some time today
To recognize

someone
You may have

a busy schedule
But the rewards

are next to none
You’ll never know

who needs a hug
Or just simply

a smile
A small gift,

or a thank you
Goes

an extra mile


©PJPayne


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Grateful


Opportunity is what 
He has allowed
Another day, another minute 
Even another hour
But let's not forget 
Who made it all possible
Sure .. family and friends
All those who are hospitable
We Thank You Father 
For it is not by chance
Man selected a special day
You deemed far in advance
We are beholden, indebted
Pleased and grateful
On this, another Thanksgiving
You've proven
You are Faithful 

©PJPayne



The Treasure


On our side?
Not at all
You must
Take it
Steal it
Preserve it
Use it
Don't abuse it
Indulge in it
Cherish it
Box it
Spend it wisely
Even live in it
The moment
It's precious
Treasure it
-TIME

©PJPayne



​Signs of the Time


It comes across
your mind
when you least
expect it
Things you do
and say
inadvertently
reflect it
Interactions
Aptitude deficits
Slow reflexes
Complexities

Without realizing
its impact
As you ponder
and it resonates
YES!
“It’s time for a
Coffee Break”

©PJPayne​



Next


It will come
whether you
want it to, or not

It will come
right on time
on the dot
Each minute
each hour
each day
week, and year
It will come
no matter the joy
no matter the fear
Let it come
and be ready
Let it come
hold steady
Let it come
take your time
Let it come
A loss. A find.
-Life.


©PJPayne​​



An Open Book


Once upon a time
I tried to cook
But everybody knew
For me, what it took
Tried many dishes
So many misses
Soups. Stews
Casseroles... bad news

Even tried to cook rice
Not once, but twice
Kept burning the stuff
Pre-cooked wasn't enough
Came to the conclusion
And this is what it took
If it’s not ‘coffee’ 
Then I need a book!!


©PJPayne​​​