Friday, February 01, 2008

Spring and Best "Tea" Shirt Ever!

Happy Spring! The DH (dear hubby) and I celebrate Feb. 1st as the first day of spring, despite the weather. Today, it's cold and icy with a biting wind.

But spring is here! We are half way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. If you pay attention to the natural world, you'll see daffodils poking through the soil. Trees will start to bud soon and the earth (in our hemisphere) starts gathering more warmth than it loses each day. We've crossed the threshhold. My heart lightens, the dark days are over.

Many people believe this time of year (representing new life and growth) is the best time to set resolutions, even better than New Year's. I resolve to live my life in accordance with this tea shirt - it's the best I've EVER seen!


Rather than choosing war (with myself, my DH, another belief, another person, another country), I will make a cup of tea.

I will breathe in and find my center. I will breathe out and find my heart.

I will offer a cup of tea in hospitality and humility.

I will listen with an open heart.

May it be so.
If you'd like to order your own tea shirt, you will find it at Mountain Rose Herbs. You can also purchase bumper stickers with the same saying.

8 comments:

sweetcakes said...

Love It! You wrote this post with such beautiful sentiment. I want a T-shirt that has your "italicized words" on it.

AZ Tea Lover said...

How fun! I'm not a big t-shirt person, but I sure might wear this one. Oh, how our world would be different if we had civilized conversation over tea. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Love the shirt!

Michelle said...

Steph,
Its darling and the passage you wrote is lovely.

Happy Spring!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi,
I found you from Alice's Tea in my Cup blog. I bookmark all good tea blogs, and will yours!

I would like to invite you to my blog, I feature a lot of tea things as well!

Katherine

Frivolitea said...

Fantastic t shirt!!!! I am not a big t-shirt or bumper sticker person - but that is one I will consider!!!

Alice said...

I'm so happy that you came to my blog and invited me here. And of course, feel free to list my blog as I'll do with yours, if you don't mind. I loved reading your thoughts and recipes. Your January tea party was so pretty; your guests must have been delighted. I love meeting other tea people!

Shari said...

I just found your blog through Joyce at The Secret Gardener. I'm drinking Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy right now. It's a tea that holds a lot of good memories for me. Happy Spring. I don't get to see daffodils for another 2 1/2 months though.