04 Jan Happy New Year
Happy New Year!!
It’s been cold and rainy, not snowy, as I would wish, but damp and dreary. My fireplace has been dancing with yellow flames and my teakettle has been steaming more times than not.
Friends come in out of the rain for tea and treats, and bring sunshine with them. The two recliners and sofa in my little parlor are put to good use as they sit and visit whilst I put on the kettle and ask their choice of tea. When the pot is poured and their plates filled with whatever goodies I have on hand, we settle into a warming dose of friendship and good tea.
We talk of our holidays and the traditions we shared with family and friends, of missing those who have returned to their own homes by now, and of the quiet they have left behind. We discuss our resolutions for the new year – some funny and almost impossible to adhere to, others more serious and necessary for peace of mind. I am resolving this year to be healthier and to share a fine cup of tea with as many as possible. I hope to make more new friends with tea and to bring moments of quiet calm into their lives.
Happy New Year to all! Let us drink a cup of tea together for peace and good health.