In the past three days, I've had two separate friends - who I don't think actually know each other - sit me down for a cup of tea. Sweet, quiet moments in the midst of absolute insanity.
I was astounded at how refreshed I felt, spiritually and even physically, by the simple act of taking time out for this simple ritual.
I've never been "all that" as a Mom, homemaker, homeschooler, or what have you. Truthfully, I've never even longed for the whole, "let me create a quiet haven for my family with a nice cup of tea and freshly baked goodies" scene. Maybe I just can't sit still long enough, or maybe I'm too busy with the next project. . . .
But it was lovely. I don't know that I can pull it off every day, or even every week, but I think we need to sit for a cup of tea now and again.
So in this week leading up to Christmas, I wish for you, my friends, a quiet moment or two, and a cup of tea.
And a good friend to sip it with.