Why The British Might Be Right About Their Tea Time


This is a response to #the one-word prompt “Tea” by “The Daily Post.”

In popular concetion, #British and #tea go together and the British take #their tea very seriously. As it turns out the British #might #be on to something when it comes to their tea and tea #time. Think #about it, what do you get when you sit down with a cup of tea either with a couple of friends or by yourself? You get peace and relaxzation. You get time to “wind down” from a hetic day, to recharge before getting back into it.

It does not have to be tea, but setting a time to just relax either by one’s self or with friends is very important and a helpful thing to do. Doing so helps us to more easily reflect and put into perspective all that happens and going on in our lives, as well as continue with what needs to be down without getting totally “wiped out.”

“Tea Time” alowes one to get through any day. And since the British have by custom and tradition in their culturle a set time to do tea each day, they automaticly have set aside a time to “decompress.” Not everyone, has that or thinks they have the time in their buisy scheduals to make time for something that at first may seem trivial and unproductive.

So when you have a busy day take some time to have some tea or some other form of relaxzation to recharge and keep you going. What are your thoughts on this subject? Please share them; they are very much wanted.

 

 

“Open Doors” Matter


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Gate” by “The Daily Post.”

Do you want to connect with your community and those around you? Do want to help grow your church, business, and/or organization you are a part of? Then you need to make sure that your “door” is always “#open.” That is, in order to be inviting and attract people to you and/or your organization, then you need to have an openness to you/your organization’s personality.

It does not #matter how much effort you put into getting the word out there about your organization, if once people “get there” they don’t “feel” invited. As humans, we are all “social animals” that is we crave social interaction and attention. Thus, if one goes about life with an “open door” personality saying “come let’s have a conversation” then one is more likely to make friends, connections, and bring in new people for one’s organization.

Being open also shows others that you are “real” and “authentic” and are more likely to connect on their level. There is just something to be said about someone who is “open” or joyful and shows it. A good example is my church’s new pastor,  she always has this “joist air” about her, and you can’t help but feel it and catch some of that joyfulness as well, in conversations. Having and showing an open door is very much like a “wave of sunshine” falling on you after you get out after falling into a lake or river of freezing cold water.

When we meet new people and/or join an orginization, we want, no we need to feel invited and wanted.  Warm welcome of joyful friends

We can’t feel that when the person/people on the other end are either ambelvelent or just for some reson unwelcoming. In welcoming people in through the “open door” one needs to be more and do more than just saying welcome and directing them “inside.” There needs to be a real ethustism that just “bleeds” from you into the air around you and the peole you are welcoming.

In getting to know others and/or welcoming them into your home, church, orginization, etc., you need to actually get to know them; to get to know their likes, dislikes, needs, and so forth. Or at the very least make it known that you are willing, able, and actually wanting to do so. When you do this, then they will want to get to know you in the same way, and thus you have the begenings of a real, long, and fruitful friendship, and/or very productive working relastionship.

We are very much in a divided world to day, in our politics, faith and so forth that we are unwilling to “open our #doors” and let people in that don’t confirm to our own beliefs and expectations. 

Unfortinatly, that only creates and feeds an ever growing cycle of more devisiveness and devsion. This is not the natural and atended state of human behavior/exsistence. We as social aniamls, are ment to get along and be happy together. That is how God attended life for us and wants life to be for us; for us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind; and to Love your neibor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39. We can do much to correct this imbalence in our world and daily lives, in our commmunities/societies if we just learn to “open our doors” more to others.

So do you have and present an “open door” to others when first meeting them and in all your interactions with them? Why or why not? And if so, how do you make sure you have  and show an “open door?” What are your thougths on the matter? Please do share them; they are very much wanted and creaved here! 

What Keeps you Tethered in Life?


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Tether” by “The Daily Post.”

Do I have a tether/ keeping my life in place? Yes, I have several. What keeps me firmly in place in life and on a steady course is family, friends, Church community, and faith in God. Each one of these for me, work both by themselves and together to “keep me grounded” (Tethered) on Life’s uncertain and very unpredictable course, no matter what is thrown at me.

To have a tether or in my case, several is a must to get through life without “losing one’s mind” and “getting lost.” Both of these is often quite easy to do with all one has to deal with in his/her lifetime. I have no idea where I would be without my “tethers,” but I know it would not be a good place.

A “tether” by “keeping you grounded” throughout life’s hurdles is much like a guide or compass to direct you through unfamiliar territory; without which you can’t find your way? It does not matter what your “tethers” are, just that you have at least one to guide your through life and do so at a pace that you can keep up with.

Everyone needs something or someone to help them get through life (good and bad) that having a tether is a natural thing and in a lot of ways an automatic thing, that we sometimes are not even consciously aware that we have a tether/s.

So, do you have a tether/s in your life, and if so how does it/they work for you? Are you aware of your tether/s? Can you imagine a life without or is such like me, unthinkable? And lastly, what are your thoughts on this subject? I would love to hear from you.