Good Morning Everyone.
Today is the 1st of February. Time for me to pick the next card in my Journey of Self - Care, that I have undertaken this year,
The card I picked for this month is Friendship. The wisdom on the back of the card reads
“Call a Friend”
“When you’re mirrored with love, you see yourself clearly”
Today’s Teacup Tuesday theme therefore will be Tea & Friendship.
What better way to suggest friendliness and to create it - than with a cup of tea.
…J. Grayson Luttrell (1930)
I set my tea table for two - A cup for me and a cup for you. This set is a wonderful set I picked up at Tuesday Morning and had in the China Cabinet in my Office when I was teaching; for impromptu tea parties with other teachers and/or students.
The heart shaped teapot and plates are what caught my eye when I first saw the set - the pretty pink roses were the deal maker - I just had to have it. Since I retired it has been retired as well and today felt like a fitting day to dust it off and share a little friendship.
In the Language of flowers the pink rose symbolizes gratitude and appreciation. It depicts elegance and grace with a touch of gentleness. Some say in these modern times it has replaced the yellow rose in denoting the care & closeness of true Friendship.
There is an old Chinese saying that says “Tea is the bridge of Friendship” So let us lift our teacup and offer a toast to friends old and new, near and far.
Thank you for joining me today -
“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” … Anonymous