Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hey - What about those New Year's Resolutions?

Remember January 1st? That's the day everyone resolved to lose weight and get healthy and fit. They say the average New Year's Resolution lasts about 6 weeks. Let's see if we can't figure out what that's all about. What happens about 6 weeks after January 1st?

Hmmm - February 14th, Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day with its obligatory chocolate and other decadent confections. Valentine's Day comes 6 weeks after we set our healthy lifestyle resolutions and it's the perfect set-up to blow them.

The climate is right for a self-indulgent butterama and sugarpalooza. Because we're getting a little sick of depriving ourselves, getting a little sick of the dark, sick of winter, getting sick in general, and this year we're frustrated by an unrelenting winter and terrified about the economy. Our resolve has weakened and we're vulnerable, and maybe even ready to let go.

Now, I know for a fact that people can indulge for a day, and get right back on track. But unfortunately, that's not what usually happens. Once we break the seal, we have a tendency to just keep on going, and that's really too bad.

That's why TEA makes an awesome Valentine's gift. Healthy, indulgent, beautiful, fragrant, and completely guilt-free. No calories! It doesn't throw us off track, but can satisfy the Valentine's Day gift criteria.

With gourmet teas, there are so many great indulgent options. Chocolate teas, fruit teas, floral teas, dessert teas - the choices go on and on. I even have a rooibos blend with rose petals and little heart shaped candies called Sweetheart Red.

So, as you read this, I'm busy filling the shop with great Valentine's gift packages, and in my next post, I'll introduce my limited edition Valentine's Day tea - Love.

Stay tuned (and stay warm - tea helps).

1 comment:

Arlen said...

You're right - about what? Why, about everything. We do lose our resolve right about now and there's no reason to break the seal (I love the metaphor) when we can deal much more easily with just a little bit of seepage. Chocolate tea! I'm a believer. And even if the universe is selling us the heartbreak of a lost economy, I'm in love -- And the current love of my life is - me! So send me the chocolate tea - and make it a double. Michelle, you're the greatest!!