We are having tea with a difference today, I have been able to travel to the ferry terminal, not far from my little village, to cross the Harbour to a quaint Italian Cafè to meet with an old friend. These outings are particularly precious these days…
My friend is waiting…we order a Chai tea Latte made on almond milk & a cappuccino. We both decide to have the Vanilla Bean Panna cotta with Berry sauce & strawberries.
We have known each other over 32 years & have been through the changing seasons of our lives together, giving & receiving much needed support along the way.
This dear friend brings great joy & laughter to my heart.
We have mutual respect for each other & can laugh at the silly things in life. We happily chat, drink & eat the delightful Panna cotta which is creamy smooth with the contrasting tartness of the strawberries & the sweetness of the berry sauce…making a delectable combination. My Chai tea latte is particularly good.
I share with my friend
That I recently made a comment to a fellow blogger, about being heart broken in a particular situation..my words were “it absolutely broke my heart“.
We have a lot of sayings about the heart….don’t we…as mentioned above this friendship brings great joy & laughter to my heart.
I have also heard statements like; heart attitude, heart ache, heart glad, desires of the heart, wears their heart on their sleeve, put their heart into it, makes my heart sing…& the list could go on…
What are all these statements actually trying to say? It’s a way to convey the seriousness & depth of the emotion we are feeling behind the words. If it involves the heart, the very core of life itself, than its of the utmost importance!
The Heart is what keeps every other organ alive!
It keeps the flow of oxygen & nutrients to nurture all within….without it, there is no life, it is crucial to life itself!
Recently, one particular statement has stuck with me, as I seem to be hearing it at every turn…
“Being true to one’s heart”…
What does this actually mean….
It means…to follow the core values, convictions, beliefs & choices of one’s life. Being true in how we live our life, within the choices we have chosen.
I wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I need to live my life to the values & beliefs I have chosen…conversely I need to also respect the right for others to do the same & they too, need to demonstrate that mutual respect in return!
I agree that God has given every person the freedom & right to choose how they will live their life & what they will do with the choices of their heart.
It doesn’t mean they have to come & join me in mine nor me in theirs. This is what it means to have mutual love & respect for each other…shared in a cup of Iced Wine tea & expectations…
Of course I am not talking about any type of criminal behavior here, no one has the right or freedom to bring any type of harm to another whether physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually! Ever!
What we need to remember though…
Is that each of us, will face the consequences of our heart choices. Whether these will bring eternal blessings or not…will be seen…when each of us will give an account of the chosen values, beliefs & convictions of our individual lives!
So, we need to ask ourselves dear friend…are our heart choices nurturing our spirit’s or damaging them? A question on which to ponder…don’t you think?
I am now traveling back across the Harbor, having said farewell to my dear friend. I am enjoying this ride on the ferry with its rhythmic rocking across the waves, people quietly chatting around me & the sight of passing bright colored sail boats.
Until next time…
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