I tend to choose some cuppas more often than others.

The cute ones, the funny ones, the ones with special emotional meaning typically get used more often. Consequently, they end up at the front of the cupboard, quickly noticed.

It’s easy to forget the other cuppas that have gotten pushed to the back of the shelf. They are just as useful as the others; they just aren’t top of mind.

So, it’s up to me to reach back and find the ones that aren’t front and center, to find the options that might be a little worse for wear, not as obviously interesting, not as outwardly clever in their cuppa value. And when I do, I usually find one that speaks to me in a new way.

There is obvious value in making the obvious choice. However, if my goal is to broaden my perspective, the obvious choice isn’t always the best one.

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