Posts Tagged "laughter"

bumping into strangers

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013

bumping into strangers

When we are in pain – physical or emotional – it’s often hard to laugh.  I injured my back at the gym back in October and it’s still giving me a lot of trouble.  At first I thought it was a usual one-week recovery, but weeks have turned into months and now this once mildly annoying injury is turning into anger and sadness.

I went to a physical therapist the other day and was offered some helpful core and glute exercises.  Before heading home, I bumped into an elderly woman in the restroom who needed help getting the paper towels.  I turned and pulled the awkward contraption and finally got some paper out. 

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a ‘chai’ of a life

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012

a ‘chai’ of a life

I’m beginning to think my Peet’s Yin Hao Jasmine Green tea is becoming a bit angry with me, or at least I’ve hurt its feelings.  More and more these days, I’m trading my beloved Chinese Green tea, full of grassy notes and delicate jasmine blossoms for the rich, exotic flavors of Indian chai.  Thanks to A Curry of a Life, my source and teacher for traditional Indian Chai, I’m completely addicted.  Colleen, the main culprit of my conversion, mischievously giggles.  She takes great pleasure in her encouragement for chai addiction for many, knowing I’m one of those extreme addicts. 

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