It’s that time of year when we all decide what we should do more of and what we should give up. We create lofty lists for self-improvement but rarely remember them after the middle of January. I could vow to be a better blogger. To post when I say I will and to not make my wonderful blog-partner Abby chase me down for my half of the reviews. (yeah, she does. Isn’t she great?) You get the idea. But then this would read like ever other blogger’s new year’s post.
Instead I challenge myself, and all of you, is to simplify your list. Make a list if you must but see what all of the resolutions have in common. My guess is that it will be some form of “live healthier, happier…better.” My advice instead is to just add tea.
I’m not implying that the act of drinking tea is a miraculous answer. Here I mean tea as philosophy not just a beverage. What do you picture when you think of a cup or a pot of tea? Relaxing with a good book? The health benefits of teas? Sharing it with good company? It’s soothing quality when you’re sick? A wise yogi?
- “When tea is more than a drink and the tea ceremony is understood and practiced to foster harmony in humanity, promote harmony with nature, discipline the mind, quiet the heart, and attain the purity of enlightenment, the art of tea becomes teaism.” (from Wikipedia)
My new years resolution, to just add tea, is to be more of the good things tea symbolizes. To take time to relax, to care for my body and mind, to enjoy time with good company, to love and care for others when they appear to need it and even more when they don’t. This year I will practice living in the moment with gratitude and love. And having fun…lots & lots of fun. Otherwise, what is the point?
I hope that if you like this post you’ll share it or click “like.” Even tea-philosophy-spouting-bloggers aren’t above shameless self-promotion. Please comment and share with us how you’ll “just add tea” in your life.
To all of our blog friends, we wish you a great big Happy New Year!