Tea and comfort

Today I spent time reflecting on all the simple things in life that bring me comfort.

Sometimes we all have days where we need comforting.

And although it is wonderful to be able to reach out to our partners, our family and friends, that is not always so practical.

It occurred to me this morning that it’s been months since I’ve had a really lovely big hug.  I’m in a position though where they are not that easy to come by.

It was a great opportunity though to appreciate the MANY things in my life that do bring me comfort.

Such as:

  • Laughing with my son
  • Time spent with friends
  • Beautiful music
  • Wearing my favourite perfume
  • The feel of sunshine on my skin on a cold day
  • Sinking into a warm bed after a long day

and perhaps my favourite:

  • a hot cup of tea


If we always search externally, and look to others to satisfy our needs, we will never be happy.

If we find it in ourselves, we take our comfort and sense of security (our home) with us wherever we go.


my late grandma’s china… something very special to me that also brings me comfort
(photo by my son, 6yo)


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12 responses to “Tea and comfort

  1. awww…..I’m sending you one right now…a gentle, comforting hug…. ( ) ….that’s the hug : )

  2. I honestly Love your posts!! Thank you ❤

  3. One way I use a cup of hot tea is for meditation. Make a cup and sit down. Mindfully sip the tea noticing how the cup feels, how the tea tastes and so on. Slowly sip focusing on the tea until it is cup empty.
    I enjoy the slow process, feeling the heat fading and just sitting in the moment. Give it shot and let me know how it goes.

  4. I am imaging giving you One very huge, very heartfelt, very loving hug!! You have certainly many of the finest things in life. And, hugs from around the world. Lots of love and light!!

  5. I love this post and it will certainly stay with me. Your son is a wonderful photographer!

  6. if i didn’t have you and others from word press i may be crazy now. my whole family is deceased, except my brother and i. although i have god with me at all times, i need connection with human forms…..i have been truly blessed by blogging. it was god who led me to begin writing my stories for the public eye. i was very afraid of being made fun of, or my stories not good enough to read. i see your point, and i wish i had that, but i do not………..thanks for being a good friend

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  8. I send you tons of hugs….Call your friends over perhaps on a cup of tea.I am sure they’ll hug you to comfort you.Expert photograph!Impressed!
    I can’t take too much of coffee.I believe i was made for tea too 🙂

  9. I love a good cup of tea. Thank you for the nice reminder to enjoy simple pleasures.

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