Hey friend, let’s get together for coffee!
Friends Connecting Over Coffee.
I’ve always loved the smell of coffee.
I think the concept of coffee dates is a fun idea and I’m not just talking about romance!
I love coffee, but I love connecting with friends and family members even more!
Friends Connecting Over Coffee is a good thing.
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Let’s face it, we are better together! God did not intend for us to be alone.
We all need connection and it’s a proven fact that loneliness is one of the leading causes of depression.
Depression can then lead to some pretty sad and dark places.
We don’t want to go there!
And… we don’t want others to go there either!
That’s one of the reasons “Connection” is one of my three words for this year.
My Friends and Coffee Date Idea
Some years back, my sister-in-law Julie and I were really missing each other.
We lived far away from each other and we were both living pretty busy lives at the time.
I was tired of texting and the infrequent brief phone calls.
But I came up with a fun idea and it changed everything for us!
I asked her, “What if we do a coffee date, by phone?”
It was a fun idea that really worked for us.
onnected Over Coffee!
We’d set a date and time, and we’d plan on allowing at least 15 minutes (similar to taking a coffee break at work), then we’d grab our coffee and one of us would call the other at the “scheduled” time!
I don’t want to say it was brilliant, but you know… it was kind of a great idea!
There is nothing like hearing the voice of a friend or family member.
Doing this allowed us to take a break from our busy day and bond again which was really needed and really special.
We live close to each other now, which is great, but I’ll never forget our coffee date phone calls!
Are You Ready to Schedule A Coffee Date?
I’m sure you felt this one coming!
Please join me for the “Kimberly’s Joy Coffee Date Challenge”!
We’ve all been working our Work-Life Balance together here on Kimberlysjoy.com.
I knew I wanted to do a challenge soon.
I wanted it to be easy, I wanted it to be fun,
and I MOST OF ALL I wanted it to be focused on CONNECTION!
So here you go!
You will be so happy you did this!
Suggestions and Ideas:
When it comes to connecting, there are no rules.
(Hello, I think you’re adult enough to come up with your own).
But here are a few guidelines to make it easy!
- Reach out to someone you always intend to get together with or who live far away.
- Tell them you’d like to have a coffee date by phone (if you can do it in person, that’s great!.
- Add it to your schedule so that it does indeed happen.
- Make it whatever you want it… if you would rather “meet for tea” then so be it!
- Then… repeat, repeat, repeat!
I’m not saying you have to do a whole bunch at once. But schedule one now and then schedule another. It really is fun to reconnect with someone whom you’ve been missing.
Have you ever enjoyed a coffee date by phone?
I’d love to HEAR about it!
Comment below or email me, and let me know how it went.
If you get together in person and care to share a picture for me to share in a future post, I would love that!
(You know I love stories).