Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mugs

It all started with this mug. My super amazing, beautiful and intelligent friend, Emily and I, were out for coffee at Starbucks. We saw this pretty coffee mug on sale. We liked the funky pattern and the great colors... and there were only 2 of them left. We decided to both buy one. We couldn't resist! I'm not sure who came up with the next part, but seriously, it has changed my life! Enter the "PRAYER MUG". Here's how it would go: Whenever we drank out of this mug, we would pray for each other. We would send positive thoughts each others way. We would make a conscience effort to remember each other by the simple act of having our morning coffee (or chai for that matter). It's brilliant! I started to get texts and facebook messages from Emily saying "hey, I'm drinking out of our mug" or "thought of you this morning as I was drinking out of our mug. Hope you are ok". I can't explain how awesome it was last year. During those hard, down times dealing with Jack's health, I always seemed to get a reminder from Emily that she was praying for me. It really made a difference.



So I decided... why stop there?

Here is my mom's mug. I got them for her 60th birthday this month. The colors remind me of her - all Fall and orangey and such. If you know my mom, you know she looks GREAT in Autumn colors. We both are taking the mug pledge for each other and it just makes me so happy! And trust me, we both love our hot drinks, so there won't be any shortage of positive vibes coming and going our way.



And can you guess who this one is for? I had to pick this mug since it totally represents what a fighter and strong boy we have. I pray for Jack constantly, but when I drink out of this mug, I specifically pray for his health and development. I love my little Superman!



This one is for the love of my life - my husband. I picked this mug because of the neato design. The blue just reminded me of him and of our shared September birthdays. My husband is one intelligent guy, but many don't know how creative and artistic he is. He is a writer, chef, and musician. He is actually a really good sketch/drawer too, even penciling the church we got married in (a gift to me for our anniversary a few years ago). I love how this mug looks like a cool painting. Totally my husband.



A group shot of all my prayer mugs. Who would have thought that a hot mug of coffee or chai could make such a difference in my life? But it really does.
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11 comments:

Julie said...

That is really cool Jessi! I love that idea! I made Cory a mug for Father's day with the kids' handprints on it at the pottery place in the mall. By the way, I think the red, white and blue of Jon's is symbolic as well.

Lindsay said...

Oooh, I love this idea. I might have to steal it- is that okay? HAHA! Have a great weekend, Jessi! :)

Jessi said...

Steal away! My mom is going to get 4 mugs for a group of her bff's. It's really a neat gift idea!

Babs said...

What a lovely idea. I love how special mugs can become. I bought a pottery mug at my yoga teacher training that has become something similar. Every time I drink out of it, I'm reminded of the goals I have achieved and have yet to achieve. But, I'm inspired to indulge in a new mug and send you and yours positive energy every time I use it!

Emily Real said...

Your mom in fall colors! Jon and his less obvious creative side! Your little superman! I love it, Jessi. And I love that the prayer mug pattern is growing out beyond what it was. I used it last night for lemon creme tea (yum!) but now I want to grab our mug for a cup of coffee and prayer again. :)

P.S. Are you in isolation now?

Jessi said...

yes we are :(

One eye wonder dog said...

Jessi, Great idea on the prayer mugs. I beleive in prayer. I don't know you or your family, but I want you to know I follow your blog and pray for little Jack.

Jessi said...

Thank you! It means so much to know that you pray for us. We wouldn't make it without prayer!

Brandi said...

I totally noticed all your super cute mugs the other morning. What a wonderful, simple idea. I love it!

Bethany Neumeyer said...

I love this idea!! I hope you don't mind, but I pinned it on Pinterest! I'm definitely going to use this idea!

Jessi said...

I don't mind at all, Bethany! Thank you!