Don't you just love a good, warm beverage in the winter? I'm always drinking something warm, whether it be my favorite apple blueberry or rooibos tea, hot apple cider, spiced chai, hot cocoa with marshmallows, or of course, my morning coffee (with a little eggnog or maple syrup at this time of year I might add).
According to a Yale University study, clutching a steaming beverage can elicit a flood of positive feelings and possibly make you feel happier. This may be because people associate physical warmth with emotional warmth. Study subjects held cups of either hot or iced coffee; those gripping warm mugs were more appreciative of friendliness in others and also felt more generous and trusting themselves.
And with my warm beverage, I also like to accompany it with a nice little cookie or biscotti. But have you ever spilled your coffee or accidentally dipped your cookie in too long and it fell apart? Happens to me all the time (I have very sensitive cookies that I brought home with me from Italy). Anyway, today, I am absolutely loving these awesome cookie splash photos by Siebe Warmoeskerken.
So if, in the future, you ever spill your coffee, don't think of it as ruining your day. Think of it as making a splash!
A Whole Lotta Love,