And that is to indulge yourself with a warm cup of green tea. :)
It probably doesn't make sense to have a warm drink in the middle of an 80 degree day (at least that's what the temperature is in Seattle right now), but a beverage that calms the mind and warms the soul is suitable no matter the weather that occurs outside your window.
Yesterday, I sat on the balcony to type a blog post (in case you're curious, I was working on my latest Artistic Appetite post); it was in the late morning, so the Sun was still going about its daily greeting to the world as it was rising high up in the clear baby-blue sky. I felt that I needed some sort of fuel, something that would clear my senses in order to write my blog post in the best way I could...And so I ran back inside the house, poured in a waterfall of boiling water into a cup that was begging for some warmth, and dropped in a green tea bag (one of many that my dad brought from his last trip to Korea and Japan), letting the nature-hued green slowly fill in the entire cup.
A cup of green tea is known to be healthy for the high metabolism it brings, and for stimulating the process of making your skin glow like the warm, blurry-golden hue of a candle flame on a late Summer night. But also, a cup of green tea gives a great sense of comfort to a person, like when he/she was tucked into bed every night by his/her mother during childhood, being safely enveloped in the cascading folds of the blanket and the mother's calming words, taking him/her to the world where nothing goes wrong and everything smiles.
Who doesn't want to encompass this feeling? I guess this all explains why people love drinking tea in the wintertime (besides that tea is hot and so it's for escaping from the blistering cold..)--People love to snuggle up in the memories of when they felt the most safe and protected, as they take their warm sips of quiet heaven and watch the rain/snow fall in the outside world that fails to interrupt this personal, peaceful moment of theirs.
And in this time of the year that is already surrounding us with warmth, there's no reason not to envelop yourself in the same comfort you felt when your mother tucked you in bed and wished you sweet dreams. :)