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mim_thetealady. First day of advent and my advenTEAures are starting with a beauty ๐Ÿ‚

First day of advent and my advenTEAures are starting with a beauty ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ #TeaReview Partridge in a pear tea expertly blends apples and pear pieces with festive spices to steep up a storm. I found myself struggling to believe they hadn't slipped in some spiced wine or come to that it's only the 1st of December when it felt like I was somehow drinking the essence of Christmas. The brew perfectly balances the creaminess of pear with the warmth of cloves and cinnamon. The final note is smooth and a little figgy, at every mouthful I wanted more ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฟ Strong start @sukitea *No partridges were harmed in the making of this tea #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #LooseLeafTea #SpicedTea #FestiveFeels #SukiTea #ChristmasInATeaCup #TakeLifeOneSipAtATime #TakeAMoment #ADVENTure #advenTEAures #ThankfulnessPractice

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laviniajoy. Being in the present moment empowers me to recognize all that I alread

Being in the present moment empowers me to recognize all that I already am and have. Being thankful for all that I am and have enables me to be in the ever new now. That is the infinite power of the thankfulness cycle. #GivingThanks #ThankfulnessCycle #ThankfulnessPractice #ThankfulNow

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Science tells us that thankfulness releases dopamine and seratonin, these are pretty big players that effect our emotions. When we practice thankfulness the brain says "hit me baby one more time" (my brain speaks at times in Brittany Spears lyrics) and begins to crave that dopamine and seratonin release again. The more thankful, the more release, the more joy we experience. . November is Adoption awareness month and I have struggled to jump in on the awareness bandwagon. The very reason we advocate so hard, I teach yoga, speak about trauma in the body and the healing of it, is so that no other family would have a story written like ours. Trauma wrote the beginning chapters of foster care and adoption chronicle. It penned every word for 10 years. Our story isn't finished, our story of healing is being scribed with a pen that bleeds peace. Their story, a sibling set kept together because of our yes over 12 years ago swings on a tire in the place that is restoring us to whole. . I am thankful for these boys, I am thankful they have each other. I am thankful that they have the same toes, the same freckles, the same hands, and the same ridiculous metabolism (seriously it is to be envied). I am thankful for their hard work in healing. I am thankful for their safety first from the hands of their biological mom (who we speak of in kind regards) secondly from the trauma of their other sibling (who's name they prefer not to even have spoken). I am thankful for their biological dad that waits in the shadows should they ever want a relationship with him. I am thankful they have a badass mom who fights wolves and bears in her sleep for them and a dad who works tirelessly to allow that to happen. I am thankful for three biological sons that never asked for any of this that have been so forgiving while our "yes" cost them their childhood as well. . I like science. It is concrete. Breath and movement change everything. Dopamine and seratonin are legit. Thanksgiving is not about Turkey it's about Neurobiology. Maybe this year skip the trytophan for dopamine you will thank me later.

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redhotmindset. I want you to join me on a 7-day gratitude challenge called โ€œWinning W

I want you to join me on a 7-day gratitude challenge called โ€œWinning With Gratitude.โ€ This challenge will begin the first week in December (Monday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 8) Every day, for 7 days, we will commit to writing down three things that we are grateful for. โ  โ  What in your life needs to change? What seems to be dragging you down? What negative thoughts are holding you captive? Choose three specific categories to focus on as you pick a gratitude for each of these every day.โ  โ  At the end of the 7 days, we will take some time to reflect on the impact this simple habit had on our lives that past week. Iโ€™m hoping it will just be a jumpstart into us doing it consistently! What do you think? Are you ready to create true thankfulness and joy in your life? Are you ready to cut stress and reflect on what is truly important to you? Letโ€™s do it!โ  โ  The link to sign up for the โ€œWinning With Gratitudeโ€ challenge is also in my bio.โ  โ  https://red-hot-mindset.ck.page/603dfba14dโ  โ  โ  โ  โ  #myvision2020 #newbeginningsahead #growthmindsetcoach #gratitudequotes #gratitudejournal #gratitudeattitude #gratitudechallenge #winningwithgratitude #gratitudedaily #gratitudedocumented #greatitudeistheattitude #gratitudeisamust #gratitudeeveryday #gratitudelist #gratitudediary #gratitudealways #thankfulness #thankfulnesschallenge #thankfulnessproject2019 #thankfulness365 #thankfulnessweek #thankfulnessmonth #thankfulnessjournal #thankfulnessjourney #thankfulnessandgratitude #thankfulnesspractice #thankfulnessbreedsjoy #alwaysgrateful #alwaysthankful

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redhotmindset. Here are 5 lessons Iโ€™ve learned from keeping a gratitude journal:โ 
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Here are 5 lessons Iโ€™ve learned from keeping a gratitude journal:โ  โ  โœ… A positive attitude is a choice. It is a skill that can be acquired.โ  โ  โœ… Itโ€™s hard to be negative when writing down gratitudes. Even if I was toxic at the time I started, by the end Iโ€™m usually more positive.โ  โ  โœ… Iโ€™m quicker to forgive the wrongs against me when I write down something positive about the person who wronged me.โ  โ  โœ… Iโ€™ve gained clarity about what is most important in my life and about things I can and should let go of.โ  โ  โœ… My gratitude journal can serve as a mood lifter. When Iโ€™m feeling down, I can go back to it and read through all the things Iโ€™m thankful for, and my mood magically lifts.โ  โ  Iโ€™ve learned many lessons in gratitude. Check out my latest blog or video to hear more lessons learned. What are some lessons youโ€™ve learned that you could add to this list above?โ  โ  โ  โ  #redhotmindset #tonewbeginnings #mentaltoughnesscoach #gratitudequotes #gratitudejournal #gratitudeattitude #gratitudechallenge #winningwithgratitude #gratitudedaily #gratitudedocumented #greatitudeistheattitude #gratitudeisamust #gratitudeeveryday #gratitudelist #gratitudediary #gratitudealways #thankfulness #thankfulnesschallenge #thankfulnessproject2019 #thankfulness365 #thankfulnessweek #thankfulnessmonth #thankfulnessjournal #thankfulnessjourney #thankfulnessandgratitude #thankfulnesspractice #thankfulnessbreedsjoy #alwaysgrateful #alwaysthankful

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redhotmindset. Are you up for the challenge? A gratitude challenge, I mean! November

Are you up for the challenge? A gratitude challenge, I mean! November is the month dedicated to thanksgiving, and what better way to celebrate than to start your own gratitude journal?!โ  โ  Iโ€™ve kept a gratitude journal for quite some time now, and almost daily, I write down at least three things Iโ€™m thankful for. This is a great reminder to myself about the good in my life. It helps me put into perspective the trivial things Iโ€™m dealing with because, even though they seem insurmountable to me at the time, they are minor in the grand scheme of things. Gratitude helps me see that I have a great life already! โ  โ  Learn more about the โ€œWinning With Gratitudeโ€ challenge in this weekโ€™s blog post (www.redhotmindset.com) or video (www.youtube.com/redhotmindset). Links in bio as well.โ  โ  โ  โ  โ  #redhotwinners #newbeginnings #mentaltoughnesstraining #gratitudequotes #gratitudejournal #gratitudeattitude #gratitudechallenge #winningwithgratitude #gratitudedaily #gratitudedocumented #greatitudeistheattitude #gratitudeisamust #gratitudeeveryday #gratitudelist #gratitudediary #gratitudealways #thankfulness #thankfulnesschallenge #thankfulnessproject2019 #thankfulness365 #thankfulnessweek #thankfulnessmonth #thankfulnessjournal #thankfulnessjourney #thankfulnessandgratitude #thankfulnesspractice #thankfulnessbreedsjoy #alwaysgrateful #alwaysthankfulโ 

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mim_thetealady. Breakfast in bed is such a treat! Great place to start my thankfulness

Breakfast in bed is such a treat! Great place to start my thankfulness practice ๐Ÿ‚ Assam tea and buttered toast is a simple joy - the only downside is crumbs in bed ๐Ÿ™ˆ Anyone else use egg cups as tiny milk jugs /dairy substitute jugs? I think there's a real gap in the market for single portion jugs ๐Ÿƒ embracing a Saturday of self-care and sewing - how are you looking after yourself today? #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #AssamTea #FairtradeTea @fairtradeuk #SelfCare #SelfCareSaturday #BreakfastInBed #SimpleJoys #SimpliciTEA #SimplePleasures #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice @burleighpottery #CalicoPattern #BlueAndWhiteChina #BlueAndWhitePattern #LookAfterYourself

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mim_thetealady. Sumptuous sunshine time with @teamteauk Black Dragon Pearls

The only

Sumptuous sunshine time with @teamteauk Black Dragon Pearls The only bad thing about the sunshine was the struggle I had to share the gorgeous colours I was seeing with you! #TeaReview these large leaves gently unfurled in the bottom of my tea bowl releasing a rich golden colour as they did so. The brew resulted in a rich, sweet but dry almost date like taste although the aroma is more like that of plumbs ๐Ÿƒ I used 3 dragon pearls for this tea bowl, perfect for a stout morning cuppa (strong enough for milk though I didn't feel it was required) and in future may do just 2 for a lighter afternoon brew. Though will definitely be rebrewing these same leaves to see how the flavour profile evolves ๐Ÿƒ Hope the sun is shining on you this morning and you are also finding moments of simple joy ๐ŸŒŸ #TeaLady #TeaTasting #teastagram #instatea #BlackTea #RedTea #TeaLeaves #LovelyLeaves #JoyOfTea #JoySeeking #JoyOfTea #JoyOfColour #LargeLeaf #DragonPearls #GuangxiProvince #ChinaTea #BlueBowl #TeaBowl #BrewingJoy #SunshineTime #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #SimpliciTEA #SimpleJoys

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mim_thetealady. I'm not much of a one for travelling - I find the process painful and

I'm not much of a one for travelling - I find the process painful and exhausting BUT I love tea from all over so really appreciate being sent pics like this from friends in Portugal @companhiaportuguezadocha looking fine!! ๐Ÿƒ I so appreciate being thought of ๐Ÿ’™ thanks also to @little.fletch for sending tea parcels ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #TeamTea #BrewLife #PortugueseTea #JarsOfTea #EuropeanTea #ThankfulnessPractice #ThinkingOfYou #TheThoughtReallyDoesCount

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mim_thetealady. Sleepy Sunday treat: biscoff dippers pairing perfectly with chai tea.

Sleepy Sunday treat: biscoff dippers pairing perfectly with chai tea. It might not be the most visually brilliant combo but makes for a marvellous taste sensation and a truly cosy start to the day ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #Biscoff #TeaPairing #CosyTime #ComfortTea #HyggeTea #CwtchedUp #SleepySunday #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice @lotusbiscoffuk

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mim_thetealady. Doing a fun thing last night somewhat tipped the careful balance of sp

Doing a fun thing last night somewhat tipped the careful balance of spoons so today is a somewhat involuntary rest day made all the better by @husbandofthetealady bringing through this tray of joy ๐Ÿƒ nothing matches but it's all blue and white so it has it's own soothing aesthetic ๐Ÿƒ for all the very present pain I've plenty to be thankful for today - I hope you too are flush with reasons to be thankful and things that have made you smile in spite of the challenges facing you ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #BreakfastTea #TeaTray #MixAndMatchChina #MixAndMatch #MixAndMatchTeaset #BlueAndWhiteChina #ReasonsToBeThankful #ThankfulnessPractice #TakeAMoment

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mim_thetealady. Chai tea in bed to fuel the day ๐Ÿƒ Thank you all for sticking with me

Chai tea in bed to fuel the day ๐Ÿƒ Thank you all for sticking with me through the flare ups and struggles when I talk more about health than tea! Rest assured tea still features greatly in my days it's just struggling through brain fog to write anything that lets me down! Thanks also to @husbandofthetealady who is the best advenTEAure partner I could have asked for ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #TakeAMoment #TakeLifeOneSipAtATime #BrainFog #ChronicPainAwareness #ThankfulnessPractice #ThankYou #FuelledByTea #ChaiTea

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mim_thetealady. Sunday starting with a pot of rich black tea from @thelincolnteaandcof

Sunday starting with a pot of rich black tea from @thelincolnteaandcoffee shared amongst friends and pairing perfectly with oatmilk ๐Ÿƒ #ThankfulnessPractice #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #OatMilk #BlackTea #ReadTea #LargeLeaf #BlueAndWhite #BlueAndWhiteChina #CuppJoy #TakeAMoment #ReasonsToBeThankful #SundayThanksGiving @denbypottery

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mim_thetealady. Home-grown mint infusion as I hang out with torts and bees... ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข Act

Home-grown mint infusion as I hang out with torts and bees... ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข Actually just the one bee who was pretty tired and would climb back on my hand when it wanted to be taken to a new flower in the end it settle on pansies the longest and flew off ๐Ÿ kindness is never wasted and honestly I'm always so appreciative of how friendly bees are - I started picking them up when I saw them on the floor about 5 years ago and have never yet been stung they just seem to accept the rest refuge and refreshment for as long as they need before they move on and I think we can all learn from that ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’™ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #HerbalTea #MintTea #HomeGrownTea #TinyDinosaurs #TortsOfInstagram #HermanTortoise #Bees #BeeHappy #RestAndRefresh #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #SaveTheBees #pollinators๐Ÿ @friends_earth

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mim_thetealady. A moment of stillness, just being in my space ๐Ÿƒ after time away there

A moment of stillness, just being in my space ๐Ÿƒ after time away there's great joy in making tea with the water I'm used to. Sitting in the familiar with the flowers my mum left for me and basking torts thankful for this moment ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #instatort #AssamTea #BlackTea #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #TakeLifeOneSipAtATime #FlowersOfInstagram #TortsOfInstagram #TinyDinosaurs

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mim_thetealady. Sunday marks an excellent point to #TakeAMoment - tea in hand - and po

Sunday marks an excellent point to #TakeAMoment - tea in hand - and ponder all you have to be thankful for ๐Ÿƒ large cups of tea and space to rest are featuring highly for me๐Ÿƒ Sometimes resting means acknowledging the pain I'm in and sitting with it, recognising all the stressors swirling around in my mind and giving myself the space to both hear them and let them settle ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #TeaQuotes #QuoteCollector #DayOfRest #RestAndRefresh #RestIsHealthy #RestDay #Lettering #ThankfulnessPractice #SpaceToBe #PeaceSeeking #sereniTEA #

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mim_thetealady. Happy new(to me) shoes and a cuppa tea got me smiling - got these prel

Happy new(to me) shoes and a cuppa tea got me smiling - got these preloved blue suede Clark's pumps and I'd be amazed if you told me they've been worn before on the condition of them ๐Ÿ’™ alongside my malty brew (more lovely Assam)... these were my morning reminders to be thankful and that begins with the small things #TakeLifeOneSipAtATime and know that I'm thankful to each of you who join me on my tea based adventures and ramblings too ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #AssamTea #CuppaComfort #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #BlueSuedeShoes #SmallThings #PreLoved #ReduceReuseRecycle #SecondLife #Secondhand #WalkInMyShoes

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mim_thetealady. Just perfect for this beautiful day, a moment of minty refreshment coo

Just perfect for this beautiful day, a moment of minty refreshment cooling from within, soothing and settling on its way as I watch the violet's dance in the breeze ๐Ÿƒ prayers seem to come and go without words today just strong feelings being offered on the same breeze which is causing the flowers to dance ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #GreenTeaMint #GreentTea #MintTea #MintyGoodness๐Ÿƒ #TakeAMoment #InspireHope #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #Violets #GardenTime #GardensOfInstagram #PrayWithoutWords #PrayForTheProviders @acetealondon

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mim_thetealady. Taking a moment in a quiet corner of the garden soaking in the spices

Taking a moment in a quiet corner of the garden soaking in the spices of a chai tea and pondering if a friend needs to be with you to have tea together... I inherited this china from a friend and feel like she's a little closer whenever I use it ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿƒ where have you found comfort today? #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #ChaiTea #ChaiSpice #Pondering #Ponderful #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #FriendshipMatters #CuppaComfort #BlueAndWhiteChina #CalicoPattern @burleighpottery @thegriefcast

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mim_thetealady. Anyone else feel they make an extra effort to look good when they feel

Anyone else feel they make an extra effort to look good when they feel awful? Looks are such a poor way to judge how someone's doing! ๐Ÿƒ Drinking in the goodness from a cup of tea reminding myself of all I have to be thankful for even on achey mornings ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #messyHairDontCare #FirstTeaOfTheDay #BrewingUp #MorningsAreHard #BraveFace #ThankfulnessPractice #FirstTeaOfTheDay

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mim_thetealady. Taking a moment to thoroughly enjoy this fruity infusion given to me b

Taking a moment to thoroughly enjoy this fruity infusion given to me by @seekerofcalm makes for a lovely caffeine free pick me up in the afternoons and has been such a joy infused gift ๐ŸŒฟ always an excellent start to #ThankfulnessPractice And great reminder that #RestIsHealthy As I escape in a teacup ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #fruitTea #fruitInfusion #SimpleJoys #SimpliciTEA #CaffeineFree #CuppaCosy #FriendshipMatters #FriendsMakeLifeBetter

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mim_thetealady. The most common tea query I receive is for a nighttime infusion to aid

The most common tea query I receive is for a nighttime infusion to aid with sleep and/or reduce anxiety and I can honestly say this is hands down the best I've tried ๐Ÿƒ @heathandheathertea Tonight I'm sipping in the last of the evening sun and letting go of the day aided by this serene spearmint beverage (actually the hops, camomile and valerian are doing all the work but the spearmint makes it more palatable than medicinal) ๐ŸŒฟWhat are your tips for winding down? #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #HerbalTea #Infusion #LastTeaOfTheDay #TakeAMoment #EveningSunshine #ThankfulnessPractice #WindingDown #HerbalRemedy

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mim_thetealady. Mum of the tea lady is visiting and brought homemade cinnamon and appl

Mum of the tea lady is visiting and brought homemade cinnamon and apple drizzle cake which is pairing perfectly with revitalise a spiced infusion from @pukkaherbs sweetly infusing cinnamon cardamom and ginger ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฟ #TeaLady #instatea #teastagram #AfterworkEscapism #EscapeInATeacup #BlueAndWhiteChina #MixAndMatchChina #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice

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mim_thetealady. Clean, green, serene ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ so much love for this tea,and I'll confess t

Clean, green, serene ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ so much love for this tea,and I'll confess to brewing it on the colder side to make it a little sweeter this Friday evening sitting in the evening sun and taking a moment of rest ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #TeaPartyForOne #SelfCare #SelfcareTeaParty #teastagram #instatea #GreenTea @rareteacompany #RareTeaCo #TakeAMoment #ThankfulnessPractice #RestAndRefresh #RestIsHealthy Reminder: tomorrow I'll be drawing a name from a teapot to find the winner of my thank you giveaway but will accept entries up until the post is marked as closed!

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mim_thetealady. Kept myself up late making this from the (chai) tea leaves I was brewi

Kept myself up late making this from the (chai) tea leaves I was brewing when I discovered I've hit 2000 followers!! Thank you so much for joining me on my advenTEAures and reading my ramblings ๐Ÿƒ I cannot express how delighted I am with this hobby that got out of hand and I only hope whether with images or words I share that joy with all yous lovely folks ๐ŸŒฟ Keep your eyes out for celebratory competition incoming but for now just wanted to thank you so much ๐Ÿ’™ #TeaLady #teastagram #instatea #TeaLeaves #LooseLeafTea #ChaiTea #ChaiLady #ChaiSpice #TeaArt #artea #ArtOfLettering #ThankYou #ThankfulnessPractice #TakeAMoment #advenTEAures #Spoonie #WayTooExcited #WhyAmIAwake

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mim_thetealady. Nice weather for torts but too hot for tea lady! Keeping refreshed wit

Nice weather for torts but too hot for tea lady! Keeping refreshed with a cool brew of dried elderflower and slices of frozen lemon ๐Ÿƒ Had to ban myself from Facebook after realising as long as I was keeping up with politics I couldn't rest. Here are my top tips for rest: * Sit in nature be it your garden or a local forest *Listen to the birdsong and gentle rustling of leaves in the breeze *Give your brain permission to sleep (not a command which makes you feel like you've failed if you don't drop off *Ponder on all you have to be thankful for *Brew something refreshing *Watch an animal be it torts exploring grass or bees bobbing amongst the lavender *Write a letter *Get crafty *Put a podcast and do a puzzle *Treat yourself *Enjoy ๐ŸŒฟ #TeaLady #ColdBrewTea #elderflower #TortsOfInstagram #StaffiesOfInstagram #RestAndRefresh #RestIsHealthy #SwitchOff #ThankfulnessPractice #TakeAMoment #SelfCare #BeKindToYourself

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mim_thetealady. Sometimes you have to do something mad because it's so wonderful for y

Sometimes you have to do something mad because it's so wonderful for your soul today I'm just back from joining some lovely ladies swimming in Crookes valley park and it was truly mad but truly wonderful ๐Ÿƒ now for a strong cup of tea and 24hours rest ๐Ÿƒ #TeaLady #GoodForTheSoul #DoMadThings #BeBrave #NonWeightBearing #SwimOutdoors #SwimWithDucks #CrookesValleyPark #ItIsWellWithMySoul #MadButWonderful #NowForATea #ThankfulnessPractice #BrewTea #RestAndRefresh

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