Do you enjoy tasty beverages? I do! I’m a coffee *and* tea person.
I drink a lot more tea than coffee these days. Earl Grey. Vanilla Chai. Blackberry Sage. And various herbal blends at night.
But I have this sort of weird blind spot when it comes to tea. I make it, I steep it, I sometimes even remember to remove the bag/strainer…and then I absolutely, 100% of the time, forget it’s there. An hour or two later, I’ll find it, or be otherwise reminded that it’s there. A tasty, lukewarm beverage at my elbow.
In our house, we call this “surprise tea”.
Because, you see, finding that tasty beverage, prepared just the way I like it, at a not-too-hot-to-drink temperature is The Best Thing Ever. Every single time it happens. It’s like having a magical tea fairy!
So why am I telling you about my weird tea habits? It’s all about framing.
It’d be pretty easy to get cranky over the forgotten tea. It’s cold. It’s usually oversteeped. It’s forgotten (sometimes even until the next morning!).
But instead it’s a magic moment, full of happiness and glee, a little bit of silliness, and a tasty, tasty beverage.
Because there’s nothing inherently wrong with cold tea.
We all have opportunities throughout the day where we have the choice between crankiness and unhappiness or magic and glee. Missed connections. Lost sales. Broken dishes. Flat tires. Spoiled milk.
What if you choose magic? How can that rock your world?