While finishing my morning meditation, I opened my eyes and noticed my little blue cup. This cup I have had for over 15 years. It’s a blue Denby cup that the whole family knows is my cup. Nobody drinks out of it except me and the only drink I have in it is my morning tea. It’s my chai cup. For 15 years I had never noticed how much I love this blue cup. The colour of the blue, shiny and uniform, the weight and feel of the porcelain, the white of the inside of the cup, as white as the day I bought it. The day I bought I remember thinking only posh people can afford Denby, but I can afford one for me. It was an indulgence. My little blue chai cup. That day pasted and I never gave the value of that blue cup a second thought. I took it for granted, I didn’t notice its lovely vibrant blue that attracted it to me in the shop. I didn’t notice the weight and feel of it. I just knew that it was my blue cup and it would be with me forever, moving from one home to the next and no matter what it would fit into all my other matching sets of cups and saucers.
Until today, when I opened my eyes from priming my day, my morning ritual, I saw the little blue cup for the first time and was grateful for the warmth and companionship it gave me. The nourishing warm drink it hydrated me with every day. The drink that held so many memories for me growing up as a child always associated with the morning routine. The only thing my dad would do for my mum daily was making her chai, pouring it into her teapot and covering it with the tea cosy (it was the 70’s) and placing it on the table for her to have at her leisure throughout the morning. It was poured loving daily, filling her cup and warming and hydrating her belly every morning. Made with love and affection.
Until today, I hadn’t notice my little blue shinning cup had been delivering this same love, warmth and nourishment to me every single day and I hadn’t given it a second thought, until today.
So, I thank you my faithful little blue cup for your care, support, loyalty and commitment to me daily and consistently and I apologise for taking you for granted for all those years.
Today, is the day the little blue cup gets noticed. It got me wondering how many other things, people situations are just passing me by? How much of life am I spending focused on the next task, instead of just ‘being’ and noticing the present? How many memories am I missing and lost opportunities and failed experiences. How many people touch my life and I never say, ‘thank you’? How many times does food and drink pass my lips and I don’t even notice? I don’t even acknowledge the food, the drink that is nourishing and hydrating my perfect body for me? How many times? Daily? Hourly? How many times?
So today, I take time to say, ‘thank you’ little blue cup for nourishing and hydrating me for all these years. For your loyalty and commitment to be here for me. For your support and comfort. And I promise to notice you daily and acknowledge your worth to me. My beautiful little blue cup, ‘Thank You’ for reminding me to notice the ‘now’, the present, the memory making of the moment. Thank you for making me pause and realise my lack of presents and my hurry to move one. From today I promise to notice the things that really matter. The small things that nourish my soul daily, because without them I continue to search for the missing link, the thing that fills my soul. My little blue cup I thank you for stopping me today and reminding me of the magnificence of NOW.
Now let me go full my little blue cup with more warm nourishing chai