Friday, January 30, 2009

On Planned Happiness with a Cup of Tea:

Well the first month of the new year is almost over. Tough as it was we made it this far. The economy isn’t doing well and a lot of us have been sick. Here in the USA we have a new president and winter has been hard on a lot of us. Some of us had resolutions and most of those have been broken already.

But we have survived so far and spring is just around the corner. A new month with new things to do is coming in two days, the past is gone and can not be rewritten. Time to plan for next month.

Being the shortest month we will have a lot to do but it will go faster. So lets get planning so we can fit it all in.

Every year in February I have a little Tea Party for one. I dress up the table with linens and pretty dishes. I put on some lovely music and put on my fanciest clothes. I sip tea and have some little cookies or cakes bought or made for the occasion. I relax and enjoy my life and count my blessings. I have some pretty paper or a nice journal ready and I use the time to take stock of all the good things I have in my life and I sit back and appreciate them.

I haven’t picked the date yet but when I do I’ll let you know so you can join me if you‘d like. But even if you don’t do it the same day I’d like for you to give it a try next month and let me know how it went for you. So get out your calendar and start thinking about the best time to have a tea party for happiness. You can invite your kids or friends I don’t care how you do it, just take the time to think about the good things in your life and celebrate them. It really helps lift you up from the winter blues.

As a side thought, I haven’t gotten any Epitaphs for the contest sent in this week. So if not there won’t be a winner this week and you’ll have to wait until the week of February eighth to give it a try. You have until Saturday to get them in.

1 comment:

Katt said...

That sounds lovely! I just bought some new tea cups, and it sounds a perfect opportunity for their first use (by me, they're not new).

~Katt