Tea moments give us a chance to connect and reflect in our busy days – after several weeks of exploring reflection we are going to explore connection and what a better place and time than with family at American thanksgiving – Canadians celebrate this a little earlier but why not again : )
And yes we will have a Black Friday virtual sale : ) coming next Thursday!
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, & valued; when they can give & receive without judgment; & when they derive sustenance & strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown
Our family gets together every Sunday and shares a meal with relaxing tea moments before and after. And if time allows we also connect a few times during the week to pause from our busy schedules and enjoy each other’s company.
Although preferred, family connection times needn’t be in person. Schedule a virtual date with a cup of tea – Nowadays with Skype, Google Hangouts, Face Time we can share these tea moments virtually. Connect, share and enjoy.
Over the next month and a half, we are going to be swamped with so many things on our to-do lists. Let’s remember to keep our family connections strong, taking time to enjoy each other’s company.
Here are a few suggestions to enjoy your family connections:
- When asking “How was your day?” remember to not only hear the words, but hear the tone, see the facial expression, check to see if the eyes agree with the words. This question often becomes so automatic that we forget to really listen.
- Enjoy a tea moment together – explore new kinds of tea – share your reviews and tastes – many kids are enjoying tea and to concentrate, to really taste can be very rewarding to share.
- Enjoy shared time with your family – maybe a game or movie night – accompanied by tea – everyone can choose their own blend and flavor.
- Start a new or revive an old activity you can share – cooking, crafts, yoga, martial arts, swimming, or just play in the backyard.
It’s not where you are but who you are with that is important!
How do you keep your family connection strong?
What do you all like to do together?
Share with us for a chance to win one of this weeks tea suggestions!
Here are two teas that are perfect to share with your Family (both are caffeine free):
West Cape Chai from Rishi Tea in Milwaukee WI
Rooibos Chocolate Mint from Totalitea The Tea Boutique in Calgary, AB
Congratulations to Shawna our winner of last weeks Nature Tea Moment Giveaway
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