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Life is heavy. The joy you once felt seems fleeting.
Do you feel it? Watching the news, scrolling on your phone, listening to the struggle of friends and family. There is so much negative going on in the world, it can weigh us down. But we don’t have to succumb to the heaviness. Instead, we can be the change. We can look at the world with our rose-colored glasses and be the light in the darkness. We can make a difference in our little corner of the world.
Sometimes it takes stepping out of our comfort zones, but it will always be worth the temporary discomfort that can bring.
Bring Joy to Your Life
1. Throw a tea party. Remember how fun tea parties were as a child? Invite your best girl friends, co-workers, complete strangers, whoever you think could use a little celebration in their lives. Pull out the Tazo® Tea and have a Tea Tasting Party.
You can even throw a tea party for yourself. Sometimes we need to put ourselves in time-out and just breathe. When was the last time you spent 5 minutes just breathing deeply? Try it! With so many teas to choose from, there is something for everyone. Passion® is an exuberant herbal infusion of hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips & passion fruit flavors. Awake™ English Breakfast is not just for mornings. It has a breakfast-style black tea with boldness & bright flavor, it’s invigorating any time of day. The perfect pick me up. Zen™ is great for the busy moments of life. It’s a great one for a time-out in your day with it’s harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.
With Tazo Tea, there is a celebration in every cup. You don’t just drink tea, you sip joyfully as you spend time with friends, or alone, over a cup of well crafted, exhilarating, unexpected flavor blends that delight the senses.
2. Random Act of Kindness. We tend to over think these, psych ourselves out and never do them. Put money in a movie holder with a note for the next person who buys it so they can buy a snack to go along with their movie. Pay for the purchase of the person behind you in line. Grab some flowers or a bunch of balloons, and start passing them out. Have you ever held a balloon or a flower and not smiled? There’s something magical about giving something like this to other people. Some might deny it, but others will embrace your kindness and it will spread like wildfire.
3. Take notice. Look up. We can get so focused on the world inside our phone, that we miss the world around us. We are so connected to each other online, that we have lost real community where we are. Take the time to smile at the person as you walk through the door. Take time for yourself. The next time you pour yourself a cup of tea at work, pour a second cup for a co-worker.
Take time out for yourself to just breathe and sip joyfully as you drink your tea throughout the day. You can find Tazo Tea at your local grocery store.