When life around you seems a little chaotic and your mind appears to be on the verge of insanity, the little things matter in a big way, at least that’s what I’ve deduced since beginning my faux ‘tea party’ habit. Every afternoon at 4pm I head into the kitchen, grab one of three varieties of tea, put the tea bag in my yellow mug and pour boiling water into said mug. For the next hour I will sit in the blue, pleather chair in my room, sip the tea, read and sweat profusely. I’ve never been much of a tea guy, but this new practice has made my evening transitions much more agreeable. And if you are looking for the moral of this story, here it is…find yourself a (healthy) practice, even if it’s something foolish, like drinking hot a%# tea in 90+ degrees, and reap the rewards.