The writing table and chair stand just inside the door of my favorite coffee house. Cards, paper and pens rest on the table inviting patrons to share their thoughts, many of which are posted on a bulletin board at the back of the shop.
I paid little attention to the bulletin board until recently when a friend failed to show up for coffee and conversation. With time on my hands, I began to read notes written by patrons and discovered words worthy of being shared with my blog readers.
For example, I enjoyed reading responses to statements printed at the top of some cards that patrons found on the writing table. Examples:
I like: turtles
What’s the coolest modern toy you’ve seen that you wish you had as a kid? roller skates
Tell something interesting about yourself: I can’t cook with my shoes on
I’m really happy when I can walk on the beach on a sunny day or float on the river in a raft or in my kayak.
I just need to tell someone that pain and sadness are just real hard some days.
If I’m a bit unhappy, I find it helps if I take a walk, think, reflect on the many good things that have come my way.
It’s been awhile since I’ve spent the entire day in nature. It’s so beautiful.
Other notes express thoughts worth sharing:
Relax. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Today is a beautiful day. Embrace it.
Live each day as if it were your last.
Keep dancing in the rain.
Don’t panic until you absolutely have to.
A note is like a smile that lasts forever and can be enjoyed over and over again.
You will find Vectors, my favorite coffee shop, in northeast Eugene just off Coburg Road. Randy Stark, the owner, or one of his friendly employees will be happy to prepare your favorite espresso and to top it off with an artful design.