This week it’s birizzzy freezing in many parts of North America. With cold temps seeping into our gratitude meters (sapping them of warmth) it may be hard to focus on things for which to be grateful. But there’s nothing quite like the instant warmth of a hot beverage that turns on the warm fuzzies inside us.
On this last day of National Hot Tea month, make an excuse to have a cuppa (not that this avid tea groupie needs an excuse…)
“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” Muriel Barbery
It’s cold. Adding sore throats into the wintry mix makes for making lots of hot beverages. (One day last week I made 7 pots of tea, mostly herbal, for sickie brother & sickie me.)
“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.” Chaim Potok
Speaking of happy things, it’s also National Hot Chocolate Day. Yes, it really exists on a beverage calendar somewhere. (I received an email yesterday about it.)
An excuse to give up either-or scenarios for a ‘both-and’ kind of day (hot tea AND hot chocolate!)
Whatever your hot drinkie choice may be, here’s a little more beverage-induced inspiration to contemplate (sipping along, it’s a catchy song…)
(Email readers, you know the drill. Click to the Roses website to access YouTube video.)
“Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper time,
You get tea when it’s raining, tea when it’s snowing.
Tea when the weather’s fine…
Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organization,
It knows no one religion, Nor political belief.
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea”
Ray Davies, The Kinks, Have a Cuppa Tea
Virginia : )
“Today I’d like to sit and sip,
Forget about the world a bit,
Ignore the things I have to do,
And just enjoy a cup or two.”