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, http://www.flaglerhospital.org/ . 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 http://www.cancer.org/  can also point you in the right direction. There's no need to be alone.

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