Tea Party! If you have children in the house, have a tea party! Get the kids to help with the timing of the steep, serving, and arranging the snacks. Although cookies and jam cakes are lovely, take advantage of the abundance of berries, cherries, and stone fruits. Make it a weekly no-electronics ritual. Start the conversation with each person sharing a gratitude or paying a compliment.
Tea Pays It Forward: if you employ a cleaning or landscape service that has been observing the shelter-in-place recommendation, make yourself a cup of tea and send a check for their services even though they have not been able to work out of respect for your and their own health. Same with the barber or hairdresser and any other service professionals. Pay them exactly what you would if they were working. We are all in this together. And, if you have been receiving lots of packages because you’re shopping on line, please tip the UPS and USPS people generously.
I am curious how tea is helping you get through. Please share!