Monday, December 29, 2014

Time In A Tea Cup

TIME STANDS STILL and tea tastes sweeter when sipping from a ceramic cup (handmade by an unknown artist) that was a Christmas gift from my daughter.

The clock still ticks, however, and the journey continues into 2015 with my shiny mug and clean calendar not yet scribbled with new or unfinished business from 2014. The calendar is also a day planner that reiterates the well-worn phrase, "Life is a journey, not a destination." With that in mind, I plan to grab life by the handle, although what life will actually hand me is a mystery.

I am gladly turning the page on the previous year. The good things, always quietly there despite the challenges, were overshadowed by several tragic newsworthy events on a global scale. It is impossible not to anticipate a brighter year and hope that we are transitioning into a kinder, safer world.

Life can seem less fragmented when relaxing with a steaming hot drink. Conflict fills with calm and sometimes we experience the "oceanic existence" Deepak Chopra spoke about in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind when he said, “Reality is an ocean but we take it away in teacups.”

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  1. I certainly hope next year is a kinder one for all of us on the planet.

  2. Lets hope that 2015 is better year for everyone.

  3. I wish that you beautiful diary will be filled with lots of happy and peaceful days. Nice mug as well. Lots of love

  4. Great post and a cute mug! I wish you all the best in 2015! I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

  5. 2014 was a crazy year, but it's nearly done. I'm wishing you all the best in 2015!

  6. Oh, yes! Like you and the others, I am hopeful for a better and a very happy and peaceful new year!! I do love your mug!!

  7. I love your new tea mug! Wouldn't it be marvelous if 2015 was the year for Peace on Earth? Happy New Year to you and yours.

  8. May 2015 be a wonderful year for you and your family showering you with good health and happiness.

  9. Agreed, dear Penelope, the news has been heartbreaking too many times to count, but your posts and wisdom have brought much beauty into the world, and I'm going to hold that thought as we make our way into 2015. I love the cup, the sweetness of a daughter who finds the PERFECT gift, and your decision to grab life by the handle. I'll be there as well, trying to follow suit over here in Yaletown :)


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