Well hello, how lovely of you to join me, my choice 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 a special time together.
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. This has created a very unique blend. It gives a reddish/amber colored tea when brewed, is naturally sweet in taste, fragrance & totally caffeine free, I take mine with lactose free milk & just a little raw sugar.
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 comforting & 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 & then they took up residency without my permission, let me introduce you to them; Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Celiac disease. These residents do not create a harmonious blend for this hostess, they are rather demanding! Though I am determined to raise to the daily challenge of their demands, I have learnt to work within my new limitations & capacity, living 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 in so much around me, the love I have in my life, the beautiful area I live in with everything I love in God’s natural environment, the enjoyment I can derive from the craft projects I set myself to do for Diversional Therapy. The delight & time I now have to experience the little but meaningful things to me, such as a comforting cup of tea & a tasty treat while in that all important time of reflection with those of you who drop by.
The choice is ours you see, we can focus on either the negative pressures in our lives or identify the positive aspects & place our focus on those, creating that unique & harmonious blend of focused blessings to add a sweet aroma & taste to our life…
What positive aspects can you focus upon in your life now? I would love to hear what you discover…