Monday, July 9, 2007

7/9 - Comforting Message - Coffee helps in any Crisis

One of the first things we did after my daughter was transferred to the level IV NICU and was safely settled in was to go off to walk across the street from the hospital and get a cup of coffee.
Green Coffee Cup

Actually, this seems to be
the basic need of the human heart
in nearly every great crisis
- a good hot cup of coffee.
Alexander King

While Coffee may not help to solve the crisis, stopping for a coffee break gives you a few moments to pause and reflect upon the crisis.

In our case, getting a cup of hot coffee gave us a chance to get out of the overwhelming new foreign environment of the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) and do something familiar--drinking a cup of coffee. Doing something simple, something we did every day helped to restore a sense of being normal, if only for a few moments.

After the coffee break we'd taken enough of a break to gain some composure and were ready to go back to resuming getting oriented the NICU.

Photo Source: Ali Ozt├╝rk. Coffee Cup. Royalty Free Use.

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