Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood and Tea

Recently I felt like Little Red Riding Hood as off
to visit my aunt in the care facility.
She hasn't felt very well lately and I wanted to cheer her
with a basket of tea, a piece of chocolate, and a cookie.
I thought others of you might like the idea.
She wasn't able to drink the tea, she did enjoy sucking
on a sliver of chocolate as I sipped tea.
She asked me to wash her face and the warm
tea water was perfect for a face washing.
Such a simple gesture, but one that delights someone in need.

All you need is a basket, a thermos of warm water,
cups, teapot, napkins, tea, and a goodie or two.
The teapot isn't necessary if carrying teabags,
but have some way to dispose the teabag after it is steeped.

I would love to hear if this inspires even one of you
to do a simple gesture of taking tea to someone in need of a visit.


Steph said...

Marilyn - It's beautiful! So loving and thoughtful. xoxo

GardenOfDaisies said...

That was such a sweet thing to do for your aunt. I am certain she enjoyed your visit and the care you took to pack something special for her.

Lorrie said...

Such a loving thing to do.

Tessa~ said...

What a lovely, lovely thing to do. How lucky is this lady, to have you in her life.


Linda@arichtapestry said...

My friend and I often visit ladies in a nursing home. They are very frail and one is blind and although they're unable to take tea as you suggest (which is a thoughtful and loving thing to do) they enjoy receiving visitors.

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful way to care for your dear aunt! Our older ladies need such love and that's exactly what you did for her that day. I know she appreciate everything you did for her.

Jeanie said...

It is a wonderful idea and I love that you are doing this. I think there is nothing so kind as to wash someone's face. It's such a tender gesture of love and compassion. I love this idea. I think it is one I may need to do.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Little Red Riding Hood,
What a kind gesture you made to make your aunt's life a little sweeter. I am sure she loved it and will remember it. The idea of a traveling basket of tea is just wonderful~something to recall when someone else needs that bit of love and attention.
You are a good woman.
Best, Ruthie

Angela McRae said...

What a great (and simple) idea! I will let you know when I am able to follow your example!

paris parfait said...

Such a lovely gesture and a great idea to brighten someone's day!

Tracy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL thing to do for your Aunt, Marilyn... and this does inspire--HUGE INSPIRATION! :o) Well wishes for your Aunt... ((HUGS))

Rosemary said...

You are offering true gifts from the heart to your aunt providing simple moments of pleasure and pure delight. What a blessing.

La Tea Dah said...

A most inviting tea basket --- shared with someone very special and dear. Both of you are blessed!