Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Search For Others ...

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown ******************** I love tea. I've been drinking tea since I was a little girl. It comforts me and I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table drinking tea with my family and friends. Every morning, I sip tea as I write. I couldn't imagine a day without it. When I moved to St. Augustine, I looked for a cancer support group. I went to one such place before I relocated and knew of the benefits. Getting diagnosed made me feel isolated at first, until I sought out the solace of others who shared a common bond. I discovered support at my local hospital, . They offer many wonderful classes which include painting, Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, humor therapy and journaling to name a few. One of the galas that this caring hospital staff provided for us was a tea party! I wrote about it in my book. It was such a heart-warming experience that brought so many of us together, and made us forget our commonality for a few hours. If you are feeling lonely and are in need of the company of others, please call your local hospital to see if they can assist you. The  can also point you in the right direction. There's no need to be alone.

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