Things to do while I’m not feeling well

#1:  Enjoy a cup of tea.  Really enjoy it.  Watch the steam curl and rise.  Place my hands around the cup and feel the warmth.  Notice the color of the tea.  Breathe in the scent, the warmth, the moisture.  Feel the liquid warmth on my tongue and sliding down my throat and into my stomach, the heat radiating throughout.

Savor the flavor.

Give thanks.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

~ Thich Nat Hahn

I have had a couple cups of tea today.  Rooibus (redbush) tea because I like it and it’s said to be good for the immune system.  Ginger tea because the anti-viral medication is making me feel seasick — nauseous, headachy, dizzy.

#2:  Take photos of the cup of tea and play with them in Photoshop.  It keeps the mind occupied, distracted from the unpleasantness of side effects and pain.  A respite found twice in a cup of tea.

Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you.  Now tell me about hundreds of things.

~ Saki

25 Comments on “Things to do while I’m not feeling well”

  1. Joe Labriola says:

    Pomegranate seeds help me perk up too!

  2. dragonfae says:

    Poor dear! *hugs*

    If you’re interested, for future reference, I use this tea for an upset or irritated tummy:
    1 part agrimony
    4 parts chamomile
    3 parts chicory root
    1 part ginger root
    2 parts marshmallow root
    4 parts peppermint
    3 parts raspberry leaf

  3. Pat Bean says:

    Makes me want a cup of tea. Thanks

  4. a lovely conscious way to be! Walk in beauty.

  5. Yes, yes, enjoy your tea! That’s the perfect thing to do, my friend.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    The glimmer on the second pic makes it … and take a sip for me.

  7. Chris says:

    meditate too, keep your mind off your pain. we are sick at our house.

  8. Distraction usually helps with my healing as well! Positive distractions help keep a positive mind – I believe this really does help the body heal!

  9. tuesday2 says:

    I’ve been reading a book by Eckert Tolle, “The Power of Now”

    Your writing here reminds me of the very message in the book: Live in the now; live in the moment.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  10. tjfox says:

    Feel better, soon! {{{hugs}}}

  11. jane tims says:

    Hi Robin. I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. Cups of tea and warmth are good for body and soul. Jane

  12. Marianne says:

    Hang in there, Robin. 🙂

  13. Pat Bean says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award. You can read all about it on my blog for today. Looking forward to your photos and thoughts in 2012.

  14. bearyweather says:

    Comfort foods, relaxation and pampering yourself is the best way to heal quickly. Take care of yourself. You have probably researched all the natural home remedies … my old college roommate used to use an oatmeal paste or bath and said that helped her outbreaks. Sitting in a tub of warm oatmeal sounds relaxing (and a little silly) …but, who knows …

  15. CMSmith says:

    Lovely use of PhotoShop. I’m glad you are able to find at least a little distraction. The tea thoughts are perfectly lovely.

  16. nigel says:

    Hope you feel better soon.

  17. I prefer coffee most of the time, but there’s just something about a cup of tea that makes you feel a little better

  18. Robin says:

    Thanks everyone. I’m so glad you could join me for a cuppa tea. 🙂

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  21. Hallysann says:

    As my Nana used to say … ” a nice cup of tea”
    It was here cure for everything. 🙂

  22. Lovely 🙂 cant imagine a day without my cup of coffee .

  23. eof737 says:

    Do feel better! 😦

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