Posts Tagged ‘new blog’

I’m starting my morning with a nice hot cup of tea – like I do most mornings. I must have it just a specific way. If I go anywhere overnight I’ll sometimes bring my tea bags with me because most other brands just don’t compare. I have an aunt that comes to visit often and she says that I make the perfect cup of tea. She teases that she wants to know my special ingredient. I always tell her that I won’t share. She’ll just have to come visit. Really though it’s just the brand of tea bag, in my opinion.

Isn’t it funny how we can find comfort in something as small as a cup of tea? Sometimes it gives me the time I need to reflect on a nice memory or think about hopes that I have. If that’s not comforting; I don’t know what is.

As a young girl there were times that I was at my grandmother’s house in the morning either on a school break or during the summer. We always had a cup of tea and a bagel together and shared so much on those mornings. When I was at home and it was a school day I’d make my cup of tea and call and talk to her on the phone for 10 minutes each morning. I think that is what started to make me love tea so much.

This morning my mug is an oversized one with a very pretty design. Inside it says live*love*laugh. I have a feeling that the person that gave me this knows just how much a nice soothing cup of tea can brighten my day.

Lately my mornings are spent enjoying this caffeine at home before my little one wakes up for a very busy morning. Not all that long ago I was enjoying my morning beverage at work. I’d bring my nice mugs from home. I’d get to work, turn on my computer, my radio, listen to voicemails and make my tea. Usually I was catching up on emails while having tea – a couple mornings a week my tea would come with me into meetings. Sometimes I already knew that there would be issues discussed that I wasn’t looking forward to but my tea was there. Something to hold on too. It was at times something that would give me just what I needed to not react to something that I didn’t agree with negatively; sometimes it gave me strength I needed to stand up for something I believed was important to my department.

Everywhere you go people seem to have something to drink with them. On television many shows have a café where everyone meets for coffee or tea. Actually lattes and macchiatos are more popular now. On Frasier I think it was Café Nervosa; Friends hung out at Central Perk – those are just two of many. How many movie scenes are in a coffee-house or diner? Too many to mention! There is a reason Barnes & Nobles and Borders opened with large cafés inside. It’s just what makes sense; it’s comforting.

What is something little that brings you great comfort? If you haven’t incorporated it into your day yet today – be sure to – you deserve it!


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peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (unknown)

I’m sure everyone has seen them. The quotable magnets. Now they have cards, mugs, etc. Well, I shouldn’t say now. They’ve had them for a while. Anyways, I have a couple of them. The above quote is one. It makes me think about how I am not calm in my heart. Sometimes I am; I guess. But not all the time. Not all that often in fact. Isn’t the point to actually be able to feel that way at all times?

I often think of the things that I need to do to achieve this and I’m not yet positive whether I have the strength to do them yet. But I do know that I need to work towards them. And more importantly that I am trying to.

Wishing everyone a day full of the things that bring peace and happiness to your heart.

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Mother & Child

{this is one of those posts where you will learn something about me – one of my “stories”}

The time has come. I am a mom and I have officially spent more time with my baby than my mother spent with me. (She passed away at the young age of 26) I think about the new things that my baby has done recently and all the things that are still to come. It makes me terribly sad to realize just how much my mother missed with me. She definitely got a bunch of smiles out of me and I imagine some good laughs but there is a real possibility that she never heard me say “momma” – it just doesn’t seem right. And to have a child and never hear the words I love you from that child. That doesn’t seem so fair. One of the reasons I always wanted to be a mom was to be able to do the things she was never able to do. And now it’s happening.

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I love quotes. I’ve decided to share one of my favorites here tonight…

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! -Emerson
Perhaps I’ll share quotes from time to time. I have so many that I consider to be favorites. Do you have a favorite quote? Share it here! Visit the submit your story page on my blog and I’ll get it published asap. Or you could even share it in a comment to this post.

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Submission time

I know I just started my blog two days ago but I am ready. Ready to post a submission! Do you have something you’d like to share today? Anything at all? Go to the top of the page and check out the submit your story page. You can submit something anonymously or you can include your name if you’d like. It’s up to you. You tell me. Help me make this blog a place for you too. Thank you for stopping by!

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I usually try to let people who have made a difference in my life know that they have. That they are appreciated. Valued. I don’t always do this but I do try to during special occasions. Sometimes at Christmas or around the time of their birthday. Earlier today, as I have many other times, I wondered whether I’ve made a difference in anyones life. I know people don’t usually tell you if you have. I almost felt pained at the fact that I didn’t know. Almost like I wanted to feel loved. But why would anyone tell me? People don’t usually think to. Not until it’s too late at least. Sometimes they do; but that is rare.

Who made a difference to you today? And how did they do that? Who do you have to thank today? Will you?

By the way – Dad, thank you for never giving up on me. {just my little bit of gratitude for tonight}

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Snail Mail

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? Not a birthday card or a thank you note; but a letter. The good old-fashioned sit down and write a letter type? When was the last time you sent one? I can’t remember when the last time I sent one was. It has been at least a couple of years. Especially since I never got a response. At least not in my mailbox outside. I’m sure I received a phone call or an email but nothing in the mailbox.

I used to love writing letters. Or maybe it was the receiving that I loved. As a child I had a cousin and a friend who also liked to write letters. However those days seem to be long gone. Wouldn’t you like to get something other than bills and magazines for a change? Maybe this week I should write one. I still haven’t started my thank you notes from Christmas so I better do those first but after those are complete I think I’ll write a letter.

Maybe a little something in the mailbox could end up being something very uplifting for that person the day it arrives. You know those days – a long day at work, dragging thru a day after a restless night or a day that nothing seemed to go the way it should have. Who better than to send one to than my cousin. Perhaps her childhood ways will come back to her; if only long enough to write one letter.

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Starting Somewhere

I’ve thought about writing a blog for a while now. I’ve gone back and forth with the idea for some time. The thing is I was worried that I wouldn’t have something to write all the time so I started to think about just what I wanted my blog to be and realized that maybe if I had a place where I could write when I wanted to and others could contribute as well it would be something more like what I’m looking for. So welcome! Be sure to check out my about page to get a better idea of what I am hoping this blog will become.

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