A Cup of Tea Please

Inspiration for this blog was from one of my besties blog entries (blog name: missbhay)

The colder months are upon us and you can either choose to embrace the cold weather or…. you can choose to embrace the cold weather. (see what I did there)

I’m starting to understand why those from the west coast think that -30 is so cold. When +6 hits here in Vancouver its the equivalent to feeling like its -15 in Winnipeg. Here in Vancouver its a wet cold that goes right through your clothes and to the bone, where as in Winnipeg its a dry cold. BRRRRR…

You’ll want to warm up from the inside out with a warm cup of tea of your preference (metaphorically speaking as well as literal)

You can reference a list of health benefits of drinking teas of all kind if you visit the link: http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/04/13-reasons-to-love-tea/

Step 1 – Boil the water
Just as our physical bodies need  to feel warm, so do our souls. The winter months can leave our emotions feeling dark and cold if we let the weather get the best of us. It is important to turn that internal kettle on, warm up that flow of water in us and find love for ourselves.

Step 2 – Choose favourite drinking cup and saucer and pick out tea of your choice
Do something for yourself that makes you feel good about yourself and your life. For me personally its either crossing something off my to do list or getting dressed up and pretty for no particular reason.

Step 3 – Steep tea for 1-3 minutes depending on desired taste
Find your own creative and unique hobby (to list a few: reading, writing, skating, playing hockey, painting, dancing, singing, watching movies, playing guitar, doing puzzles, ect…) and put all your internal love that you warmed up and dedicate your time enjoying these activities.

Step 4 – Have a friend over for Tea Time
Sharing is caring. Connecting with others is relationship building and helps uplift the soul.

Step 5 – Enjoy your tea
Be present.

There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea. -Gary SnyderIMG_3576-0.JPGIMG_3324-0.JPG

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