Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Healing Tea Cup




A beautiful cup and saucer filled to "just below the brim" with a steaming spot of splosh contains a balm for the spirit and the body, regardless of the type of tea it cradles.  Oh, when will I learn to turn to this simple act of healing when in the midst of my life's many stresses and strains? Slowly, slowly the realization dawns upon me.  It is MY choice to embrace the healing which will lead to a  beautiful and creative life , and nothing and no one can keep me from it but myself.   "Calm down, dear one, make yourself a cup of tea and think on good things." says the friend who truly knows and loves me.  God, who loves beyond all measure, says it in another way if only I would heed the call of Scripture.
".... whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8).  
For me there are  few better postures in which to ponder this sagacious principle than sitting comfortably with a  teacup in hand, sipping a full-flavored tea and abandoning myself to worshipful thoughts of our wonderful God who has filled this life with many honorable, lovely and commendable realities to focus our rapt attention upon. Even in the midst of all that is wrong in my life, when I view things from this blessed vantage point, I am inspired to look beyond the insignificant ugliness.   I am strengthened to strategically plan  how I can be part of the solution to whatever upsetting circumstance is vexing my soul and body.  I am emboldened to respond lovingly to whatever life hands me and not to merely react in fear or anger.- 

-copy write Darlene Rose Hominick  

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said! A cup of tea truly experienced is truly healing. From your lovely photos it looks like you have given yourself a lovely moment of peace. Your tea cup is very elegant!
    I think this verse in Philippians is my favorite all time verse. I know, hard to pick an all time fav! But, What I love about this is the message to put your time and energy into things worthy of it. To keep our thoughts positive.
    Your post is shows your great courage and self awareness. Yay!
    Thank you for sharing your tea time with us.