Saturday, March 6, 2010
i've been drinking a lot of good earth tea lately after rediscovering it in the grocery aisle. a blend of black and herbal teas, it has a sweet spicy flavor that i love. i made a cup for my friend and co-worker garth recently and he was not impressed. a south african transplant, garth prefers his tea weak and loaded with milk. we got a good laugh out of his reaction to the sweet spicy taste (envision a look of pure disgust) and i tease him at least once a week about making him a good cup of tea.
the other thing i like about good earth tea is the inspirational quote on the tag of each bag. it's an extra little treat to read the tag as the water is heating in the microwave. this evening's bag reads "youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life". this made me chuckle and then reflect. it seems a little like that chicken - egg conundrum. when we're young we take youth for granted. it is only when we are older and wiser that we can see how wonderful being young was and how frivolously we flaunted it away. the truth is, i like myself better now than at any other period in my life. i have more confidence and am better focused on what's important in life. yes, i'm aging and have lost my youthful glow. the creaking knees, age spots and gray hairs may be seen as unattractive to some people but to me they are my battle medals. accolades i've won for fighting the good fight for my kids, women in general and especially for the right to be me and to live the life i want to live.
so forget youth. i'll keep my hard-earned wisdom and never-waning hope.
oh, and good earth tea, please and thank you!
Posted by julie king at 11:37 PM