Garlic Pistachio Cappuccino, Anyone?

Andrea Cannon
2 min readOct 5, 2019
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Have you ever had one of those mornings where you put garlic powder in your coffee instead of cinnamon? No? Really? Well, that’s what happened to me today. And the crazy thing was, I almost drank it anyway! Seriously. I thought well crap, and I raised the mug up to my lips. Luckily, I came to my senses before any of the vampire-repellent liquid leaped into my mouth.

I seem to be having a run of this sort of day lately. I feel completely out of my brain. No matter how much sleep I get, no matter how much I plan, my days are going out of whack and I can’t figure out why.

So, I have been thinking about this all day and I’ve decided that from now on I just need to go with it. Whatever crazy thing goes wrong, I am gonna take the punch and roll with it.

Like today. Maybe I should experiment with the garlic coffee mistake. I’ll come up with the perfect combination of Arabian coffee, soy milk, garlic and herbs. I’ll generate interest on Pinterest. I’ll share it with my family. You guys will all try it. It will go viral. I’ll sell my secret recipe to Starbucks and retire off the royalties. (That’s how it works right? I get a quarter every time Starbucks sells a cup of my garlic pistachio cappuccino? You mean it doesn’t work that way? Oh well, can’t blame a girl for dreaming.)

Anyway, my point is life is never going to be perfect, most days don’t go as planned. So why have I been trying for so long to fit my perfectly cubed agenda into the wobbly round world that we live in? Why spend so much time lamenting over rearranging my calendar when I should be reveling in the creativity that is sparked by chaos?

This is my advice to me, and I am sharing it with you. Slow down. Stop trying to conquer the world, or even the laundry. Just live. This is the only life we’ve got on earth. Be kind to others, accept things as they happen, and try to react in ways that generate good karma instead of bad. The rest will fall into place. And if it doesn’t, so what. Just have another weird flavored coffee and enjoy the moment.

Andrea Cannon

Wife / Mother / Christian / Author