Monday, June 28, 2010

A Beautiful Gift from a friend

Parsley sent me this absolutely delicious tea from Teavana with a beautiful card full of words very touching.
I close this Sunday with such because my heart is thankful for meeting so many friends, people who still care in the world. She remembered Lavender Dreams is my favorite and Teavana is a luxury tea store. I'm really honored to receive such a thoughtful gift in the mail.

In my cleaning and sorting of books this past week, I found a book that BG had in his library and it has a daisy pasted to the front page. The book is called Friend Gift by Perry Tanksley 1972. It was a gift evidently to his mother years ago from one of her friends. The book is full of encouraging words and poems.
I will end the day with one of them.

Friends Know What We're Against

We witness with deeds performed
And with those left undone,
And by the things we laugh at
And what we do for fun.

We witness with spoken words
Whether fair or unjust,
And by reactions we make
To those who don't like us.

We witness~~~but life is witness,
No matter where we are;
Friends know what we're against
And what we're really for.

Thank you, Parsley. Your heart is big and though we've never met in person, I truly needed your words of encouragement. Your gift I opened today was a pleasant surprise and so much enjoyed!

Lavender Dreams is a mixture of Lavender and Chamomile which are very calming. It's actually the tea I drank alot of after my hospitalization with ulcerative colitis in 2007 and I will be taking this with me on my commute to work in the morning.
It's so calming to the stomach and helped me about as much as prescription medicines.

Here's hoping you have sweet Lavender dreams~~~~


  1. What a kind gesture. I feel as
    though many of the ladies I
    have met through blogging are
    friends of the truest kind.non

  2. You're welcome my friend. {blush} I'm going to go make some more tea right now for myself.

  3. How thougthful! Enjoy - I know you will!

  4. Wow! She is a gem, isn't she? Enjoy it :)


  5. Such a great present Jen. I've never been a tea drinker but the way you describe it, the tea must taste wonderful so I think I may have to try it!


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