Taking time to just relax

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.

~H.M. Tomlinson

     I love this quote simply because it says it all. In my opinion, I work to live. I never want life to end up going by and I realize (at age 80) that I spent so much time stressing and worrying over what the next day will bring, whether good or bad. I try to start my days with a little inspiration and end with some relation. In-between, yes, there will sadly always be a pinch of anxiety and worry but that's all apart of getting older and realizing responsibilities are just something you deal with in life. I simply try to keep to what my mom says and "Get myself from under that me-me tree." How true are those words. Anyways, I am spending my day cleaning, loving on Brody, Tending to all my dying plants outside and enjoying some tea and good reads by old authors. Life is good...no it may not be perfection... but then again... what is? 

Here is how I make my tea each day using 3 favorites-

I start out by boiling water in the teapot or... if in a rush... just heating up some filtered water in the microwave for 2 minutes. I add 2 bags of Celestial Seasonings (herbal tea) and let that just sit for a few minutes while the vanilla, chamomile and lemongrass all diffuse throughout. 

After a few minutes I add two drops (literally that is all you need) of Nature's Place Organic (100% pure) Honey to the mix. Along-side the the honey, I like to add a teaspoon of Aspen Mulling Cider Spice (especially now that September has approached!)

All together it makes for the perfect tea anytime of the day. If you enjoy hot drinks (like me) even on warmer days, this is a great go to for some de-stressing and relaxing.