Comfort #fiveminutefriday

Five Minute Friday

There is nothing in the world like a cup of hot tea at my mother's house.  It just tastes better here.  I take it the way I've always taken it, milk and two spoons of sugar.  When I got the chicken pox I stayed home and drank our tetley black tea from my Winnie the Pooh sippy cup and all was right with the world.

Even at 24, there's nothing a cup of tea can't fix.  A lost dog, a broken heart, a bad day.  That's my comfort food, sweet and sensational.  White cup with the swirl, hot and perfect, that's where I want to be.

Moments like is, caught up in the hustle and bustle of birthday magic, noise and dancing all around me, all I need to do is sink into a cup of tea.  God is like that too, in away.  I come to him when I need Him and I always need Him, just like a cup of tea.  He soothes my noisy soul and centers me.  I try not to get preachy, it's not my place.  People have their own lives and they make their own decisions.  But I want everyone to feel like this- happy, peaceful, comforted- by the Lord and by the family He gave me.  

This is my life.  This is my happiness.  These are my people.  These are my blessings.  I count them, each and every one.

20 comments:

  1. First of all, I want to be your BFF because I want your mug.
    Second, I love that you compared God to a cup of tea, and did it brilliantly.

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  2. Love this. So I have felt this way about coffee for years, but I agree that tea has something going for it too, and I'm slowly discovering that. :) Thanks for the sweet reminders here, too...beautiful post. :)

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  3. Thanks Alyssa! Happy to see other whovians on the web :D

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  4. I love this... and we take our tea the same way - 2 sugar and milk... yep it's perfect that way.

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  5. The pic make me smile! Love your take on tea and blessings!

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  6. Oh the powers of a cup of tea... I started drinking it when my husband was deployed to Afghanistan. I longed to hear the whistle of the kettle every morning like when he was home, and that sound comforted me, and I learned to love the taste of the black tea (no sugar, no milk for me -- unless it's a chai... then mmmm). Man, I kinda wish I'd written my 5 minutes about the comfort of that tea kettle whistle. Oh well. Love your post... :)

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  7. You think Jesus drank tea? I'm guessing... Yeah... It is comforting. And makes us smile. He does that too :)

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  8. I come to Him when I need Him, and I always need Him...loved that. So perfect. Reading this was like a good cup of tea for the soul.

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  9. Wonderful post.

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  10. What a great post! I love tea as well and just this week I went over to my Mama's to get a glass of her iced tea because no one brews it like her... there is something about sipping it slow from one of her manhatton pink glasses and talking about anything and everything together! Aaah comfort!

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  11. I find everything my mom makes tastes better and I'm 34 so I don't think it matters how old you get. Nothing is quite as comforting.

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  12. Tradition is comfort at times. I'm 42 and my mom still makes the best so many things the way only she can. Sometimes it's just the familiar pattern. I love that we are built that way.

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  13. comfort is turkey & stuffing, mashed potatoes, and banana bread. ;)

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  14. "He soothes my noisy soul and centers me" this is such a beautiful truth.

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  15. The comforts of moms house!!! Oh yea -- nothing beats that.

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  16. Love the photo! I am a coffee fan who wants to be a tea drinker. What a comfort to be able to sink into a warm cup of tea!

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  17. Oh yes, what a beautiful thing when you find that thing and you know the One. Thank you for sharing this.

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  18. Haha, this pictures is so YOU.

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  19. Cute post! I never got into drinking tea, but I liked your analogy. :) "He soothes my noisy soul and centers me." AMEN!

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  20. ummmm you are welcome!!!! Once I get some real paint for ceramics I'm going to make a Dr. Who tea set then TEA PARTY at my house!!!!
    Please bring a bow tie and a fez...thanks

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