This mug is my favorite Sedona mug. It fits in my hand just right. I love the colors and the sun on the side.

Have you ever held a mug that doesn’t fit you? Have you ever grabbed whatever was in front of you to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee? And did you ever have that feeling that something was “off”?

One of my favorite experiences is to sit on the deck of a beach house, first thing in the morning, balancing a steaming cup of coffee. Part of the perfection of that experience is to be holding a brown coffee mug of a certain shape and size. All of the beach rentals have them and it has become a quintessential part of starting my day.

The right mug. You wouldn’t think that it’s so important unless you’ve claimed it as part of your ritual — something that sets the stage for whatever is to come. And it’s not only coffee mugs. I find that the right pen makes a big difference, too. So many of us have a bunch of useless pens scattered around and we tend to just grab for one when we’re in a hurry. But again – have you ever noticed the difference between just any pen, and the right pen?

When you’re holding the right pen you don’t have to press down in any certain way. There’s no skipping. The ink flows and your thoughts and imagination flow with it.

Today, find “your” mug and “your” pen and claim them. It’s a small thing to do, but see how much better your day goes.

6 Responses to "Claim Your Mug"

  1. colleen

    February 6, 2008

    I’m very fussy about my mugs. My son is a potter and I’ve been after him to make mugs the size that I like. I don’t like oversized ones with a thick lip. Most all my mugs are cobalt blue. Like this one:http://www.looseleafnotes.com/notes/2005/09/more_100_things_about_me.html It has my hometown name on it.

    I like your sunny mug. And the color!

  2. sunny

    February 6, 2008

    I’m with you on thick mug lips — they make me dribble.
    And cobalt blue is a fabulous color to collect!

  3. Jamie

    February 8, 2008

    I absolutely love it when something is just right. For me that’s the feeling that something is both beautiful and perfect for the job it does.

    One of my favourite eating experiences was at Agora, a restaurant in the Ontario Gallery of Art. As they are being rebuilt, it sadly no longer exists. But when I went I was amazed that the fork was a joy to see and hold, the salt and pepper shakers were glorious, the oj glass was just the right size and sparkled. What a treat for all the senses.

  4. sunny

    February 8, 2008

    In essence, that’s the story of Goldilocks! 🙂

  5. Tina Clark

    February 8, 2008

    I love the mug but what about that painting? in the background? My eye keeps traveling pass the mug drawn to the curve and the colors.

  6. sunny

    February 8, 2008

    Ah, you have an eye for art! That’s a woven wall hanging by the Peruvian artist Maximo Laura.

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