It’s 5 am but you feel like you are only beginning your night’s sleep, you hear the familiar sound of your alarm and that’s your cue to get up. You’re desperately thinking how this is possible since you feel like it was only 10 minutes ago that you rested your head on your plumped pillow.
It’s time for you to begin your day, which means yoga for some or prepping breakfasts and lunches, and all before the rest of the house opens their eyes. The coolness of life beyond your bed brings cold chills from toe to head and you know that the only thing that will bring you a breath of warmth will be your homemade cup of chai. The comforts of the warm first sip is enough to lead you into a good day.
11 am– Your children are in school, husband at work, and it’s already 12pm. You stare at your never ending list of “things to do” and wonder where to start. You know there are the sheets of your bed to change, towels to be dried and folded, the fridge to be cleaned out, clothes to fold and the chores go on. The anticipation is enough to bring a quick yawn to your face, and you know it’s chai time. The cup of chai hits the spot every time as you have perfected your recipe over the years and you can’t imagine anything that would be as satisfying.
4pm – The house finally looks reasonable.
You have been a warrior all day, and you finally sit back, close your eyes, zone out and taste sweet ‘kadak’ chai. These few minutes are your peace and calm, your fuel and your strength.
Chai is the yin to your yang – zen when you need to relax, fuel when you need to get up and go. It is the balance that you need throughout the day to keep you focused, to calm you down or to wake you up. It’s amazing how that ‘perfect cup of chai’ can mean everything and more to each of us.