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Waking Up

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. ” 
― 14th Dalai Lama

How do you wake up?

We start every day with a cup of herbal tea in bed & since we stopped having guests, we have the luxury of a kettle in our bedroom.
Our alarm goes off at 6:30am during the week & we can just reach down to stick the kettle on. Three minutes later, we have a pot of one of our favourite teas brewing - nettle, fennel, licorice, cinnamon, ginger or tulsi... We usually snuggle up for a while longer, until it's ready to drink & then enjoy our tea quietly for a while - listening to the birds tweeting outside our window. By the time the pot's empty, we are usually wide awake, chatting, laughing & we've talked through everything we have to do on that day.

We can't drop Bebe off at daycare until 10am, so it's nice to get going gently... By 8am it's all systems go, but we are relaxed, happy & ready to take on the world Bebe! ;-)

We wrote a post about Slowing Down which has a great video of Thich Nhat Hanh talking about drinking tea.

Enjoy & have a nice day!


Kay & Sime
xx

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