Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Accept All TLC

I've been fighting the flu bug. I'm not dying. But I've had a sick stomach and high abdominal cramps. Seems like it should be over by now.

I decided this AM that I would 'try' Starbucks. I miss it. And, it being a lovely day, I went outside instead of through the mall to get there.

Despite the sunshine and the breeze and the pansies, along the way, I was beating myself up about how I am not--have never been--very good at pushing myself when times are low. I starting listed negative words that suit my personality: crybaby, scaredy cat, self-pitier, egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

Thank god it's a very short walk to Starbucks.

I got up to the counter and the guy (not one of the ones I know by name), said, "Hey! What's wrong with you?! You aren't your normal vibrant and cheerful self!" I told him I wasn't feeling very well today. He suggested I have tea instead--on him. Suggested green tea with lemongrass and honey.

It was like a little star rising inside me. His kind words. (I obviously don't come across as an Eeyore to everyone I meet!) His warm and generous gesture.

I'll take it. I deem that it is not self pitying to accept all TLC that is offered to me.


  1. tea with lemongrass and honey sounds really good right now. Hope you're on the mend soon. I'm sending some blog TLC your way.

  2. Aww that was so sweet. Really.
    I hope you are feeling better. That stomache flu is the worst!

    Peace - Rene

  3. Absolutely! We should all be TLC sponges!!

  4. Wow, isn't it great when other people make that extra bit of effort!

    I hope you feel better.

  5. Aw geez, and you offered TLC, too, on your SBX trip! Trust me, that refill you got for me meant a lot while I was tied to the phone with the HC team :-)


    weekend plans? hope they include even more TLC (and not just of my taped TLC TV variety :))


  7. Aww, I hope you feel better soon - both physically and emotionally!


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