When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Make Tea

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DAY 2 of Tea and Meditation:

You know how you start out with the best intentions, and then life throws you a curve ball? Yep, you know what I’m talking about!

Today was to be my first day of taking five minutes and meditating over a cup of tea, which sounds easy enough to do, right? I mean, who doesn’t have time to take five minutes out of their day?

Well, apparently I don’t. Because here it is after 2:00 AM in the morning and I still haven’t taken the time to relax and just be in the moment.

I had good intentions though; I planned to come home from work, have a little something to eat, check my email, and then unwind with a cup of tea.

However, that was not to be.

When I came home and turned on my laptop to get on the web, I discovered that the internet connection was down. For some twisted reason this drives me bonkers every single time.

I like to fix things, so I spent the next hour trying to figure out what was wrong, only to conclude that there was nothing I could do but wait.

By the time I was done with my mini-meltdown, I had built-up enough anxious energy to light up the Libby’s corn cob water tower.

To rid myself of this pent-up energy, I did what I normally do; I worked.

I started writing a tea review, took some pictures with my new camera, and did a little reading for a post I wanted to write. Essentially, I was trying to do anything that would keep my mind off the internet not cooperating.

In all this busy work, I totally lost sight of the promise I had made to myself to take five minutes to enjoy the moment.

Okay, so this was not the vision I had yesterday for my life. In fact, it’s a great example of how I don’t want to live my life, reacting to stupid things out of my control.

Lesson Learned: When internet goes down. Make a pot of tea and just relax.

This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.

Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.


Photo Credit: mandyxclear – via Flickr CC Attribution License

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16 comments on “When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Make Tea

  1. Satu September 12, 2010 5:01 AM

    LOL Well, I’m relieved I’m not the only one who gets extremely upset when the internet connection is down! Nowadays I occasionally remember that there are probably better ways to spend my “down time” than to try to fix things. 🙂

    Experimenting with a tea lifestyle is a great idea!

    • a girl with tea September 12, 2010 11:57 PM

      Thanks Satu! Isn’t amazing how we work ourselves up into a frenzy over silly things we can’t control?!? Ugh! I’m with you. There has got to be better ways for us to spend our time…

  2. Jeanine Byers Hoag September 10, 2010 1:50 AM

    Boy, can I relate to that scenario!!

    Because every day, challenges comes along that take me off course. And my failed intention (more days than not) is afternoon tea!

    Thank goodness, I manage to fit meditation into my day *somewhere*, but it does not always coincide with either morning or tea, though that is also my intention.

    And the whole slowing down thing?

    Oy! It just feels like there’s not enough time so I end up working at night and going to bed late and being cranky in the morning which throws off my schedule, and then I don’t meditate until later…

    See what I mean?

    But the more I just keep determining to do it, the more my days resemble the ideal than they used to do before. Hang in there!


    • a girl with tea September 12, 2010 11:51 PM

      Thanks Jeanine! Yes, what a challenge it is to just take a few moments for ourselves each day. It is amazing how we can let that time so easily slip by. I guess it is like any new habit, we’ve got to make it a priority otherwise, it just doesn’t happen.

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