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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