Is It Spring Yet?

There might have been a snowstorm here last Tuesday but I have this gorgeous blooming hyacinth on my kitchen windowsill to remind me that spring is getting closer.

Today I’m helping my daughter move into her new home and, as we want to get an early start to the day, my tea is quickly being poured into a travel mug as I head out the door. I will return tomorrow for our weekly cup of tea together.

I leave you with this wonderful quote from Thich Nhat Hanh.

Enjoy your tea.

“Suppose you are drinking a cup of tea. When you hold your cup, you may like to breathe in, to bring your mind back to your body, and you become fully present. And when you are truly there, something else is also there—life, represented by the cup of tea. In that moment you are real, and the cup of tea is real. You are not lost in the past, in the future, in your projects, in your worries. You are free from all of these afflictions. And in that state of being free, you enjoy your tea. That is the moment of happiness, and of peace.”

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4 comments on “Is It Spring Yet?

  1. bajagypsy says:

    Thank you for your post. In particular, the bottom quote. This used to be my morning cup of coffee. Lately it has turned into something I do while I focus on bills, balancing accounts, and emails. Thank you for reminding me. I will pour a second cup and move to the yoga mat! Enjoy your tea!

  2. Amanda M. says:

    What a pretty flower!

  3. Judy says:

    Signs of Spring..sounds good. Hope the move went well.

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