Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 7


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

“I’ll put the kettle on.”  That seems to be the reaction to any news – good or bad – in all the British dramas that I watch.  “A nice cuppa” offers either a chance to revel in good fortune or an antidote for trying times.  I even have a variation of Winston Churchill’s advice hanging in my kitchen: “Keep calm and put the kettle on.”

I drink a lot of tea.  I love the whole process: boiling the water, selecting the type of tea, unwrapping the tea bag, pouring the hot water, patiently waiting while it steeps to perfection. The aroma drifts out of the cup, inviting me to sit down, even just for a moment, and be restored.

Tea for me is a mini-Sabbath moment. It is an opportunity to be refreshed, gather my thoughts, take a breath, and simply be.

I give thanks for a hot cup of tea and the respite it provides.

What are you thankful for today?

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 7

  1. Carol Cruttenden

    It is 4:30am. I am grateful for my husband being home from the hospital early. I was lost without him. I am grateful for the opportunity to take care of him. Love comes in many ways, sometimes just a look or a smile.


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