Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tea, Friendship, and Glad Hearts

I recently received a phone call from an out-of-state friend telling me someone dear to her had recently moved to an assisted living facility in Michigan not far from where I live.  She wondered if I'd be willing to pay her a visit and have a cup of tea with her.

I told her I'd be delighted to, and last Friday I packed a traveling tea party basket and set out for the assisted living facility.

A traveling tea party doesn't have to be elaborate - tea, tea cups, napkins, and cookies or scones.

Tea is such a great connector. We chatted and sipped tea as though we had been long-time friends.

As I left the assisted living facility, I smiled knowing a cup of tea and a little bit of kindness had brought gladness to both our hearts, and the seed of friendship had been sown.  

"...Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."
Proverbs 11:25 NLT


  1. That is wonderful, Phyllis!

    What a precious thing to do!


  2. I don't think there is a post anywhere that can top this kindness you showed. I feel God stirring something in me to reach out to seniors once we move to Missouri. My new home will have a walkout basement with a large finished room. I plan to have teas there and believe Seniors will be on the priority list. But you did more as you took it to her! God Bless you!

  3. What a lovely thing, to take a tea basket and make a new friend!

  4. Oh Phylis! How kind you are! What a wonderful way to share tea and new friendship!
    Warm hugs to you dear one!

  5. This was a wonderful kindness and I am sure it was a happy time for the new Michigan resident. Blessings in a basket, that is Phyllis.

    Although we are taught that the deed itself is its own reward, you will surely be rewarded in ways you can't even begin to realize yet.


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