Monday, November 17, 2014

Tea Time is Soul Time

The simple art and pleasure of making and pouring your chosen tea means you are taking care of yourself.  A moment in time where it really is all about you having a moment just to be. 
~Nicola Salter
Hot Water for Tea

And when you are just being....what are you saying to yourself?  Give yourself a break.  Breathe.  Inhale deeper than usual and exhale.  Do it again.  Every now and then take a sip of tea and breathe deep again.  Are you starting to feel calm and centered?  
This is your soul time.

This is tea and meditation.  Not so hard is it?  You deserve it. Accept yourself and know that you are right where you need to be.  Your purpose is unique and important.  Have compassion for yourself.  Quite your mind and just be.  You are a creation of pure white light.  That goodness is in you.  Don't let your mind take that weekly moment away to soothe your soul.

n. absence of stress while drinking tea.


I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple

Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home


Linda said...

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Deborah Montgomery said...

The tureen and the plate are both gorgeous! Perfect for fall. Tea time is a lovely time to just relax and enjoy our blessings.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Tea time is indeed centering time, enjoyment time, relaxation. Love the transferware and your lovely sugar bowl! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Laurel Stephens said...

Beautiful sentiments!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Lovely. I love tea time.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, tea time is a time to relax and savour all that we have. A time to be quiet and reflect on our blessings. Love your tea wares, Sherry. Thanks for joining me for tea.


Martha's Favorites said...

Not sure why we always have trouble following your beautiful sentiments. Thank you for the lovely thoughts and the beautiful china you shared today. Blessings, Martha

Michele said...

Lovely, Sherry - and you are soooo right. Tea time is more than just sipping tea! : - )

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen!!! liebe grüße und einen schönen dienstag von angie

Sierra @ Beautifully Candid said...

Stopping by from the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. We love a good cup of tea. There is just something so calming and relaxing about it. No matter how busy we are, when we have a cup of tea it truly does turn into a me time moment. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Great post,Sherry, Tea is not only good but when we stop to enjoy a cup we can relax and calm ourselves during a busy day. Hope yours is a blessed one.

Rhondi said...

I made a lovely "sigh" after reading this post. A cup of tea is the perfect antidote for busyness and stress. Even the thought of it calms me!

Betty said...

I love my tea time and have it everyday. I think everyone needs to take a break and just relax.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Tea time with your beautiful dishes would be extra special!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

Beth in NEPA said...

While coffee gives me the kick to get going in the morning, tea in the afternoon it such a special time to unwind and get ready to enjoy the rest of your day. I do like that fox hunt plate.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I was feeling completely exhausted today when I came back home from work and the sun was already setting down as the days are so short... But a nice cup od tea gave me some energy back!

Tea in the Library said...

Sereni-tea, Love it.

Diane said...

We all need to take a little time to just let things be and have a cup of tea. Lovely reminder to slow down and relax.

Jill said...

How true that tea is soothing especially in a pretty white cup such as yours.

Zaa said...

AH ..Thanks for the relaxing teatime moment... of simplicity... Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Tea does indeed soothe the soul, Sherry, and you've said it so well. I love your pretty Fall setting.