One of the keys to keeping my glass half full is adhering to those comforting rituals that put my body and mind in the right place to face the “Daily Grind”. Yes, I even wrote a song about this (see my earlier post). Nowadays, the two morning keys when I’m home is getting on that darn treadmill for about 25 minutes, and even more importantly, enjoying a fine Starbucks grande latte (that explains my blog name!). I’ve been going to the same Starbucks for over four years, and there’s something cool about having your latte virtually ready and waiting for you when your get there, and the same people giving you the cheery “good mornings” as we all get our caffeine fix. When I’m out of the office finding a local Starbucks is, of course, essential to a successful trip, and fortunately the company has expanded to the Rocky Mountain west. So what’s your favorite “comfort ritual”? By the way, I tried their new Cinnamon Dolce Latte yesterday – besides the fact it broke my ritual (of course, it was that much harder to keep the glass half full) it was too darn sweet. Now I’m off to the treadmill.