by JT Herself I have a very special lady in my life! Her name is Mrs. J. She is not only a very close family friend but she is also one of my best customers. A customer I would prefer not to hear from very often. Say what?? I know...a little explanation required! Mrs. J may have been raised in Arkansas, but she's got a heart as large as Texas! Always there when you call, always willing to help when you ask, always full of comforting words. That being said, she is also a very generous woman. At Mrs. J's request, my teas have become a comfort to cancer patients going through chemo, their caretakers, a number of people who have lost loved ones and all in all people that are just having a horrible day. The list could really go on and on but it's depressing. My heart just breaks when I get that call that she needs some tea. At least, it used to. Until this morning. Her words: "I got a call today from Caretaker A and she just loved the fact that I had thought of her and loved all the smells. I can't thank you enough for sending that to her because she had seen what I had sent to her mom and sister (both being treated for cancer) and thought it was so wonderful. You know, I used to send books, but people don't always have the time to read them. Flowers die and I hate that. But the teas are such a simple way for me to send words of encouragement and provide some comfort. And your company is such a gift to me." Nothing like a little dose of perspective every once in a while. I may not know the people, be able to provide a hot meal or a shoulder to cry on. However, taking the time to make a cup/pot of tea is such a simple way to comfort a soul in mourning, a body that is aching or a mind that is racing. I will have a whole new respect for those phone calls from here on out!