After a wonderful New Years spent with friends in Nashville, my husband and I returned home with happy spirits about 2010. I felt like this was going to be a GREAT year full of changes. The morning after we returned, we got “the dreaded phone call”, our uncle had passed on as we were sleeping. And so, 2010’s changes had begun already.
There are no words to express the sadness that has engulfed our family at his sudden parting, however, in times like this I tend to spend my “wallow” time looking for silver linings. It is no secret my uncle liked to find “free” stuff and bargains. So yesterday when I went to get pots to re-plant some of the many plants we received at the funeral home, I happened to walk down the left over christmas aisle. There sat the exact tree I had been looking for but there was no price on it. It was the only one left and so I put it in the cart and figured I’d ask for a price check at the counter. My prelit, 4.5 foot tree in an urn rang up at $5.00. I said, “I’ll take it.” and at the same time silently thanked Uncle Joe. I left that store and drove to the library. There I miraculously found a book I had been looking for just a few weeks ago. Last I checked, the librarian’s had not heard of the book nor did the library have it in their circulation. Another silent thanks to Uncle Joe. Did he really point me to these things? Probably not, but my path was altered by his passing and therefore, I chalk up my “free” or cheap things to him. It is my way of seeing a silver lining in all of this sadness.
I tell this story on my tea blog, because one never knows when it is his or her time. We should all be doing what we can to stay healthy so we can be there for our loved ones. And while tea doesn’t promise immortality, it has been shown to be heart healthy and each kind boasts different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help you stay healthy. Civilations have been using tea since the dawn of time to cure diseases, illnesses, and common ailments. Tea is a tasty (in most cases) way to drink your way to health.
Bee Kind to Yourself. Drink Tupelo Honey Teas.