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Lavender Tea

Is there anything more calming than a cup of lavender tea? Well, maybe drinking it with a view of children playing or majestic mountains or a roaring mighty sea. We cannot have it all during chronic illness, so imagine the sights and drink the calming tea!!!

We can only control what we can control. We cannot control the rest.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

That seems so obvious yet we all struggle with it in our own ways.

During chronic illness we have the perfect opportunity to come to terms with this. We can accept more of the things that are out of our control because we certainly get a ton of practice.

Our bodies do not cooperate. There are never enough finances during such a time. Others don’t understand the situation much less our feelings. Doctors befuddle us with their responses to our health needs. The list is long and depressing and REAL.

We simply cannot control several factors during chronic illness. In reality, all of life is that way.

As I have left the deep darkness of chronic illness I am still faced with many issues of life that I have no control over. It reminds me that ALL of life is a growth adventure. When we can take the opportunity that is presented at the moment to learn more acceptance and courage, we become better people.

Yadda yadda yadda, but what about XYZ???

I know, life can be beyond difficult. Illness magnifies the difficulties. I know and do care about those struggles for others.

But what are we going to do with the opportunity at hand?

I am going to literally take a deep breath, accept my limitations and drink a cup of lavender tea to calm myself down. This month has been computer issues on top of everything else that are so far above my head and abilities.

I can choose to take courage and stretch my brain and patience. I can also choose to accept my limitations and step back from it all until I have drank my cup of tea to calm my spirit. I don’t like the alternative, so I will do the tea!!!

Our health depends on our ability to accept all kinds of limitations and the courage to push ourselves beyond reason when necessary. Finding our personal balance keeps the deterioration of stress at bay.

Chronic illness is a tremendous opportunity to practice practice practice.

lavender field near Valensole village, Provence, France, Europe

Lavender Tea

You can drink it hot or cold whichever calms you the most. Play with different combinations. For extra chill-out support, add chamomile or rose!!!

Always look for the Certified Organic Label – all of these are Certified Organic and have the label.

I have used all of these except the rose one and love them all, hot and cold.

I have ordered the rose one so that I can stay calm with my computer issues!!!

Take a deep breath and retreat from the troubles. Then take courage and do what you can.

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