What's your favorite Frappaccino from Starbucks? Is the Mocha Frap or perhaps the Caramel? Do you like the regular taste of the Coffee Frappaccino? Or do you go for the more exotic flavors such as Chocolate Cookie Crumbe Creme, Java Chip Frappaccino, or the Coconut Creme? Better yet, do you build your own? I'd start mine out with Decaf (of course) and then perhaps do the Mocha Frappaccino. While I love a cold drink on a hot day, I'm still a sucker for the Peppermint Mochas.
I'm admit, I'm a creature of habit. I rarely try something new if I go out to eat. Why bother? I typically think. If I'm spending money, I want to make sure I'm going to enjoy what I buy. It's not like I can send it back for a refund. "I'm sorry. It just wasn't to my liking." Nope. Not me. I pretty much get the same thing whenever we venture out to eat. Starbucks is no exception.
Unlike my husband. While he doesn't enjoy change, he enjoys trying new things. He'll try something new because the picture looked good or the description sounded good. He wants to try new places because he's never been there before. While my thought is "What if I don't like it?" his is "What if I find something I love?"
Change. It happens to everyone no matter how hard we try to keep things the same. Our children grow up, our bodies change (sometimes for the better), even our relationship with God changes. It's just the way things are. Two things in life are promised: Taxes and change. Yep. That's life.
How do you deal with the change? Do you embrace it like an old friend? Do you stomp your feet and refuse to allow it into your home? Are you wary of it? What's your reaction to change?
I struggle with it every so often. I've come a long way over the last several years. I can do change. I may not always like it, but I can do it.
So, in going with the theme of change today, over the next two weeks, I am going to have a change in my blog. But this is a good change! I'm having guest bloggers introducing us to their new books, and they are also doing giveaways. Some are ebook giveaways, while others are hard copy. This is only for those in the U.S. To encourage this change, I am going to have a little giveaway myself. Since I've pretty much written about coffee drinks and tea this week (mostly from Starbucks), I'm going to do a random drawing at the end of the month to see who gets a gift card to Starbucks. Leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win! Who doesn't love a free drink or two? Now that's a change I can wrap my head around!