Ode To Joy

I have three deeply held values in my life…beauty, love and joy. So when I happened upon a recent commentary by Douglas Todd exploring the differences between the emotion of joy and happiness I wanted to share it with you.
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The Time of Tea

Beljean Ong is a “tea instructor” in a little shop at 38 Mosque Street in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown.  She drew me in from the crowded street with an invitation to come in and get some relief from the humidity and heat – and an hour later I left with a bag of the highest quality Oolong loose leaf tea, a small hand carved tea scoop and an inspired view of the importance of doing what you love.  Ms. Ong opened her store in 2002 to share with others her passion about tea – and now she runs a
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