The Power in your palm.

by Dawn Hoff

For as long as I can remember, there have always been at least 4 or 5 different commercials on TV for coffee. Three at least, in America, for tea. I am sure over seas where more people drink tea, there are more commercials for it. These potent drinks are served up in beautiful cups and mugs. Coffee wakes us up in the morning. Tea puts jazz into our step in the afternoon. Both are standard staples in just about every kitchen everywhere. Such powerful beverages to behold. We also drink these just for the pure enjoyment of the drinks and to celebrate with friends. How many times have you said to a friend, “hey, lets go grab a coffee/tea?” Or, “Hey, meet me at, insert special coffee shop name here!” One of the few remaining legal drugs, Caffiene is a powerful stimulant.  It has the power to wake us up, roll out some unexpected energy, and to keep us up all night long. (looking around for that wine downer just in case.)




Some of you may already know that I have been a little under the weather. I am fine, it is a combination of allergies and no humidity. I am a Florida girl one hundred percent. I love those 98% humidity days when you walk outside and Mother Nature sluggs you with a soggy sledge hammer. I find when I am coughing and sneezing that Thera Flu powdered drink mixes really help me recover faster. Regardless, if it is flu or allergies. Pour a packet of the brightly colored, wonderful smelling powder into your mug, top with the hottest water you can stand, mix and behold: the power in your palm, to ward off sniffles and hacks for another 5 or 6 hours.

Chicken Soup is a powerful tool in the healing arsenal. Grandmothers everywhere had their very own special recipe. I know that my Gma’s chicken soup nourished me back to health upon many a flu season. There is just something about a hot and heavy mug full of: steaming, hot, delicious smelling, chicken and noodle soup, when you are feeling just lousy.  Do you use a spoon? Or, do you wrap both your hands around the mug and take soul warming sips from the rim? Recent medical studies have proven that there is indeed some healing power in the chicken soups our Grandmothers made for us. So, there is power inside that mug you hold, in the palm of your hand. 

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