The Flu, Tea, and Bliss

A cup of tea is a cup of peace.

Soshitsu Sen XV

The first thing I did once I was home sick from work on Friday, was make myself a cup of tea. I combined that with my favorite YouTube channel and my favorite blanket and I was zonked for a good 24 hours. Laid out with the weirdest dreams, mixed with randomly waking up to my husband and daughters cheerful voices. What I learned from this whole being sick thing is that I love the sound of my family just being themselves. They brighten my day especially when they are enjoying each other’s presence. I’m kinda surprised by this because you’d think someone home sick would be irritated by any noise that disturbed their rest. I loved it. I woke up to Sala excited and inviting me to play with a fairy toy she hadn’t played with yet. I woke up to Nova and Simon having a healthy disagreement mixed with laughter. It truly is a rich life to have a healthy home filled with love and laughter even under stress. I’d choose a healthy home first anyday. ANYDAY. We all work hard on it and the joy that fills our home is the fruit of our labor. Things aren’t always perfect around here but there’s bubbles of time that feel like the closest thing to heaven.

Oh and sidenote: I’m feeling much better this evening.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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