Well hello, how lovely of you to join me, my choice for our time together today is an unusual herbal tea blend, made from branches of a shrub & bean pods.
I invite you to brew yourself a hot or maybe an iced comforting beverage of your choice, add a tasty treat of deliciousness & reflect with me for awhile…
This tea has its origins in South Africa
Made from the branches of the native Rooibos shrub, which is apparently a member of the legume family. To enhance the flavor, Vanilla, which essence has been derived from the bean pods of the Vanilla Orchid, originating in Mexico, has been added.
I normally have this at night, being caffeine free I am able to enjoy it without fear of it adding to nocturnal alertness!
It is interesting how two entirely different plants from different locations in the world create such a harmonious, comforting & soothing blend!
We need comfort & soothing at times, don’t we… life can get pretty tough & awfully wearisome even in the best of lives.
I had some unexpected visitors a few years back
These visitors took up residency without my permission, let me introduce you to them; Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Celiac disease.
These residents do not create a harmonius blend for this hostess, they are rather demanding! Though I am determined to rise to the daily challenge of their demands, I have learnt to work within my new limitations, as shared in Knowing your body’s capacity…, aiming to live my best life… but weariness still comes.
This can become a negative experience if I allow it to…
I can either focus on the daily constant pain, fatigue, brain fog & weariness or I can focus on the positives in my life.
Those being the joys that I can still experience; the love I have in my life & the beautiful area I live in. With everything I love in God’s natural environment.
The delight & time I now have to experience the little but meaningful things to me, such as a comforting cup of tea & tasty treat with you my friend.
The choice is ours you see, we can either focus on the negative pressures in our life or identify the positive aspects & focus upon those!
What positive aspects can you focus upon in your life now?
Until next time…
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