She was only trying to help.

I smiled at the girl behind the counter at the cafe as she filled up my sun-colored mug with fresh, black coffee.  Everything looked fine at first, the hot liquid steaming from the mug, delightful aroma filling the air, and she was quite generous with the portion.

It looked fine, but setting it down on a wobbly table revealed the problem quickly.

Three napkins and a wet Bible later, I reflected on the situation. Coffee is good. Generosity is good. The problem comes when things get over the top.

She was only trying to help and I was only too happy to get as much extra as I could, but too much of a good thing sometimes just makes a mess.

NOTE TO SELF: Be careful what you wish for, and learn to show restraint.

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