Sharing Boba Tea

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

This was what was sitting on our table at the tea shop. I love quotes and sayings that make me think.

Last week I was lucky enough to share tea with Jessie. She’s in junior high school and we’ve been friends since before she was born.

We used to paint our nails together and go on nature walks, playing with and picking up the fallen leaves in the neighborhood.

For Christmas a couple years ago, I gave her gift cards to get bubble teas, which all the kids love around here in Silicon Valley.

A couple weeks ago, I shared a picture of her via text, from our joint family vacation, that made me smile as I relived the joy from that day. I casually mentioned letting me know if she wanted to get away for a tea date.

She texted me back, smiling from the memories and later texted again asking if I wanted to go for tea on Friday. My schedule was full and I said yes. Creating space for joy and intention and connection is on my priority list. I texted her mom to be sure it was okay. I love having things to anticipate and this brought great joy.

Friday came and the two of us headed out for our date. We sat and shared our drinks, popcorn chicken and conversation without cell phones interrupting us. We didn’t want to go back.

I loved this moment and hearing about her life. I’m sure glad she wasn’t too busy and chose to want to spend time with me and tea.

Thanks Jessie for making my day.

Life is good.

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