Friday, January 21, 2011

Every morning...


...I make an iced green tea latte (even when it's cold outside) and there are many steps to this process which has become somewhat of a ritual in the mornings. While I prepare the mix and get ready to pour it into my cheerful tumbler, I use this time to reflect on the start of the day, saying blessings for my family and friends and of course, the animals. During those few minutes of time there is a peaceful calm that surrounds me and with each sip, I make an effort to feel at peace (even if I'm doing something unpleasant - like sitting on a conference call where everyone is heated and worked up over some sort of ridiculous insignificance, except me, because I'm sitting here sipping my latte in peace dreaming of a beachside escape where dolphins pop up to say a friendly hello and make those cute little squeak squeak sounds and I squeak back and laugh because I think they can really understand me.) Ahhhh, peace.

I recently received these little heart shaped ice cube trays and the cubes come out so perfect and small and now I've added them to my latte making ritual. 14 little hearts swirling in my cup of peace.


3 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

:)

karen gerstenberger said...

What a lovely gift. So simple, yet it gives so much joy every day.

Gina said...

this really made me smile ;)
I got a little red ice tray w/ heart shapes from ikea, when i put a few in my glass they form such a pretty little ring <3