Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cuppa for your Health!

Those of us who are diehard tea drinkers know that a cup of the steaming brew is both a mental and physical experience.
Holding a hot mug helps calm, warm, and soothe an achy body or a troubled soul. It allows us to take a deep breath, put our head back with closed eyes, and renew, momentarily.
My daughter took me to a tea shop in Apex, North Carolina for Mother's Day. We experienced a "high tea" which was delightful, and girly. The treats were small, delicate and flavorful; and the individual tea pots in cozies and china cups made us feel like ladies. We didn't have gloves or hats, or even a skirt on, but yet, we were so feminine that hour, our voices went up an octave.
Coffee is dandy, and serves a purpose. I love it, and it gets me going when there's much to do. Tea, however, is an escape, a trip down quiet back roads, or to a palace by the sea. It makes your bones melt when weary. Martha would call it a good thing I think. Just for fun, you can visit wikipedia to read about the benefits of drinking tea.
"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you."
Gladstone, 1865


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

If you get a chance, try those honey sticks in your tea! It's flavored honey in a straw-like contraption and you squeeze the honey into the tea. I like my hot tea with brown sugar when I can't get those honey sticks! But of course a cup of tea calls for a cup of coffee as a chaser, ha ha.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree whole heartedly - there is nothing better for what ails you.

I actually add some cream to mine.

Thanks for all your comments too.

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