It’s a well-known fact among those who know me that I have a few addictions in my life. The first being sarcasm, the second is a series of young adult novels that will remain nameless, the third is coffee, (A quad shot venti americano with light cream and one raw sugar, to be exact. Even my kids know my drink order by heart.) and finally, I love deep, philosophical discussions about life. So imagine my pure joy when Starbucks launched their “The Way I See It…” campaign. A legalized, addictive stimulant combined with deep thoughts… I was in heaven. Now if only they could incorporate some teen angst romance in there… hmmmm?
At first the appearance of “The Way I See It” was a fun glimpse of how others viewed the world of culture, art, music, religion, politics, etc. Basically, all the things that make up our ever growing and intersecting world. I chuckled at some and scoffed at others. Some shared the importance of embracing diversity, others shared the peaceful calm of usic, and others even shared their Faith. I loved seeing the world through the eyes of sports figures, musicians, and everyday people. And then I read ‘The Way I See “#76 and I had an epiphany. I’m not kidding, I had an epiphany! I wrote it down and carried it in my wallet and spent time reflecting on its wisdom. It shed light on my perception of myself and my life. And here is what #76 had to say: