This morning, my social media feed was filled with people upset over the fact that not enough people are upset over what they are upset about and since I, personally, have not joined them in their emotional turmoil, I am a substandard human being.
In response, I dallied over a lovely and sensual cup of tea and found enjoyment and contentment in each sip.
"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." ~ Kakuzo Okakura, author of The Book of TeaMon ami, the world is not going to bend itself to your will and there is so much that is out of your control. But we live in a world that is filled with good books, good tea, and your cat (or dog).
God is still on His throne, your mother still loves you, and at least for today, you're vertical and still above ground.
Join me and have a cup of tea.