Tea Time

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” Abraham Lincoln

Like President Lincoln, I enjoy both tea and coffee although, I’m a very recent convert to coffee. First thing in the morning I love lemon green tea then, before exercise, it’s iced coffee, followed by iced The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach with lemon during the afternoon. Treating myself to good tea is worth it. I enjoy it while it nourishes my body with needed fluids.

One of the few memories I have of my mother was the summer neighborhood coffee klatches she and I used to attend. Neighbor ladies would congregate about ten in the morning, kids in tow, to have a cup of coffee, enjoy each other’s companionship while taking a break from housework. What a lovely, lost tradition. It’s a precious memory for me of ladies sitting in someone’s backyard on their lawn chairs chatting away. Sometimes I “took care of” the younger kids. Of course, I was eight or younger but I thought I was “older” and pulled red wagons and tossed balls.

Affirmation: I am mindful of everything that goes into my body. I eat carefully, slowly, with reverence for the food and for myself.

Coaching question: What’s a precious memory you want to savor today while you are enjoying your coffee or tea?


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