The other day on my sorta-non coffee Twitter account (@CoffeeGeekist), I posted about hanging out on my deck with nice 9C conditions, puffing on a pipe of some great Black and Tan (or another tobacco) and enjoying a beverage, and how life was good.
This eve, I got an email from an old friend who isn’t finding life so good these days - she lost her job, is struggling to even make her rent, and well, things are tough. And it got me thinking that my post, even on a private twitter account, would not settle well with some folks, because you see, I’m very aware a lot of people I know, especially in the US, are struggling. They’ve lost their jobs. They’ve lost their houses (or are in danger of doing so). They’re selling things near and dear to them just to make rent, just to pay off the minimum on their credit card bills.
I’m not terribly spiritual or superstitious or such. I don’t generally believe in fairy tales, wishing fountains, good luck charms, or the like. But weirdly enough, I do believe in birthday candle wishes. You know, the kind you get when you blow out your candles. I believe in them because a lot of mine have come true in the past. (maybe it’s because I make fairly realistic wishes lol!)
Well today’s my birthday, and my blow-out-the-candles wish this year is that anyone reading this who is going through tough times will have a brighter, more secure, and less worrisome future, very soon. My wish will be, if you lost your job, you’ll get a new and better one. If you are struggling to make ends meet, something will happen soon to reduce your burden, in a good way. If times are tough right now, they won’t be as much, very soon.
I’ll be blowing out those candles in about 15 hours.