Today, I’m thankful for one of those small things in life: a cup of coffee. I come from a long line of coffee drinkers and I think that’s why I love it so much. I have so many happy memories centered on that shared beverage. So many good talks with parents, extra parents, grandparents, siblings, and many dear friends come to mind with every mug I drink. I love welcoming someone over to share a cup of coffee or heading to a local coffee shop to laugh, cry, and talk for hours. Plus, what’s a writer without her coffee? As my mom always says, “Coffee is a hug in a mug.” No matter how far away I am from those I love the most, when I drink a cup of coffee I feel close to them. I’m thankful for coffee!