Tea of the Day: Gingerbread by Teavana
Description: Inspired by the rich, bold flavors of freshly baked gingerbread, this tea has candied ginger pieces, plus cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and chocolate covered popcorn pieces for a sweet holiday treat anytime
Definatly smells like gingerbread, warm and sweet, with a little snap to it
Liquor is a brown-amber in the cup
Smells more of cinnamon when steeped
Not a very strong flavor, all I really taste is the cinnamon and maybe some ginger. May try steeped a larger amount of tea, as there is not much expansion of the dry leaves.
Tea Rating: 2.5/5
I realized today that I’ve been writing in this blog for 8 months.
Not every single day like I had planned, but still going strong.
Now for the more thoughtful side of things…
A thought about making changes.
Or rather: some encouragement
If you’ve made some significant changes in your life in the last year or so, you may have noticed something that can be disheartening: sliding back into old habits
First of all: don’t fret. This is normal, particularly if you’re changing something or many somethings that you have done for a long time. We are creatures of habits and that old adage “old habit are hard to break” is quite true
Second: be at least a little proud of yourself: you noticed that you’re reverting to some of the ways you wanted to change. This is a big deal because it gives you a chance to turn back in the direction you want without further traveling down the wrong path
Third: Don’t beat yourself up. You’re human and this is a learning process.
Just tell yourself that you will do better from here on out, and believe that you will
Tell yourself ” I do not have to continue down this path; I know where it leads and I know I do not want to go there”
For those of you who have struggled with keeping toxic people around in your life remind yourself that your life does not have to be a revolving door. If there is someone who has made it clear that they do not want to be a part of your life unless they need something, there is nothing saying you have to be nice or let them back in. OR, if you have come to the conclusion that a particular person was wearing you down and you cut them out: don’t feel bad about it. you do not have to accept that which is harmful to you. On the off chance that they realize the mistakes they’ve made: good on them. But your are not required to trust them again or give another chance if you do not feel that to do so would be a good idea.
You are allowed to take care of you. Please remember that.
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to takemore than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland