Another Cup Please…….

I just poured myself another cup of coffee. Join me as I sip and ponder, music playing in the background, thoughts circling and swirling in the lyrics with a sense of assurance and breathing in and out the colors of hope.

We have lived in what we call The Burg for just a hair over two years. While culturally I am still adjusting and trying not to voice my strong north eastern opinions on how wrong they are here (said in sarcastic jest), I feel almost at home.

I think it is real to say that this is the second place in my life that I feel at home and welcome. You see, when you are one who “travels to the beat of a different drum” it can be quite hard to fit in. But that’s just it, fitting in and different drums don’t always go together….. yet they should. It’s like having an orchestra or a band without that one different instrument that takes it over the top.

There is a place for us “drummers“. Not all will see it or see you for who you are but I, for one, have to remain true to myself. True to who I was made to be. Good grief, it has taken me years, decades, to find who I am and to walk confidently in who I am.

And then you move to a small mid-western town with strange definitions for words and ideas that are so different than you ever knew and POW! There are people here who like you. Just last night I was with a group of people who see me. They enjoy me. They encourage me. Some don’t get all of me and guess what? I don’t get all of them. But we flow together in similar philosophies of life.

And best of all we accept each other for being different and thinking differently. ย I do believe they call it love.

Have another cup and ponder. May you find you and find your symphony in life.



Cate B โค



21 thoughts on “Another Cup Please…….

  1. love this Cate!! and who wouldn’t enjoy you???? i’m glad you found a place to “hang” and enjoy the company…
    when they get to know you more, they’ll be in love…yeah, they will…you’re an amazing person and they’ll find that out real soon…
    thanks for sharing, we all need to find our “tribe” or whatever it’s called today lololol…
    peace out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. “fitting in and different drums donโ€™t always go togetherโ€ฆ.. yet they should.”
    Oh, Cate, I love how you expressed this sentiment. My goodness, it seems to simple, doesn’t it. And you have dropped a beautiful pebble, sweet Cate, for my Sunday morning psalm.

    Thank you, dear one, for helping this different drummer fit in today. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  3. Baby, we’re Jersey Girls….we’re not supposed to fit in anywhere else!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  4. I love you Cate! And your realness, and your sense of humor, and your drum. It has brought a lovely beat to my life. Thank you for being you. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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