The Magic of a Cup of Tea


“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” 
~ Mother Teresa

There are a few things that have helped me to feel human again in the past twenty-four hours after days of being wretchedly ill. Such simple things, but they nurtured me, body and soul:

  • a long hot shower, with neem oil soap made by a friend to soothe my burning, itchy skin
  • clean sheets; fresh and soft and smelling still of sunshine
  • clean pyjamas; old favourites – warm and comfortable
  • a cup of milky tea – after a few days of no food it was bliss to sip and savour
  • vegemite on toast – just a few bites, buttery and the vegemite not too thick
  • an open window, and a gentle breeze
  • lots and lots of sleep

The clean sheets and pyjamas were waiting for me after my shower.  The tea and toast followed after I was tucked up in bed again.

It’s the simple things, always the simple things, that bring comfort, a sense of safety, and the knowledge you are loved.

What simple things can you do for yourself, or a loved one today?  Everyone benefits from care and comfort.

Thanks for all your lovely well-wishes and messages of support. Am off to see my Lyme Doctor today. I’ll be back to normal blogging tomorrow.  Much love to you ♥ xx


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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21 thoughts on “The Magic of a Cup of Tea

  1. Tea isn’t the only answer to life’s problems but in my experience it always helps. I hope you feel much better soon and keep giving yourself those little treats that make life seem more bearable.

  2. When I was young and I didn’t want to eat or didn’t feel well, my mother use to prepare me milky tea with tea cookies. 🙂 For the first time, I checked what really was Vegemite. I only heard it in the Men at work song.

  3. that is so good to hear after the horror you have been subjected to……may these reports increase and the other herxing reports diminish…….xxxLyn

  4. Hi Nicole, sending good thoughts your way, and hope you are feeling much better soon. Its amazing isn’t it just how healing and soothing a cup of tea can be. Here’s wishing you find comfort from that tea and loads of nourishing sleep!

  5. Just drinking my morning hot lemon as i read this. good to read you are feeling better. Yesterday i did nice: reading, going to a new art gallery, swam in the sea- treated myself to a mud mask, a coconut oil and lavender bath and then into PJ’s.
    love xxoo

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