Saturday, October 17, 2009

Appointment with Mrs. Brown

One of my nieces stayed over last night and we agreed to another "tea party" in the morning after the dog walk. We grabbed a few flowers from the garden, rummaged the cupboard for a few forgotten senbei (crackers), laid the places, boiled the water... and grabbed the new book that came from Amazon yesterday. The book begins:

"There can be few more relaxing things in life than a nice cup of tea and a sit down. A good hot bath is one, but that's not always an option, especially if you are at work or doing your shopping."

- Nicey and Wifey's Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down

We chuckled our way through the first chapter together - but behind the amusing stories sensed a serious truth. We need pauses in our life!

"Wifey" tells about her very demanding nurses training course and the enterprising, though stern, supervisor who devised a novel method of giving them the necessary breaks:

...in order to get them into the staffroom for their allocation of tea, they were called to see Mrs. Brown. She was treated with reverence. The patients knew that when she called, she could not be kept waiting, despite what their needs were. They never questioned who Mrs. Brown was, despite the fact that this was a male ward.

I think a lot of busy missionaries would profit from more appointments with Mrs. Brown!

5 comments:

Tim and Susan said...

I LOVE to sit down for a quiet cup of tea.

DeViL of Me said...

i like it 2..it can control my feeling...

Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

I wish you and I could have a quiet cup of tea together, Susan.

GSaritaC said...

i miss our cups of tea, cookies, and hymn sings/prose... those were such comforting and encouraging times.

Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

Miss you, too, Sarah! Come back!