When things are rough, I always welcome the offer of virtual tea and biccits. And when I see others struggling in the online world it is something I routinely offer. I may not have the right words or a magic wand, but I will always put the kettle on and sit with you.
Maybe you don’t like tea, or don’t want a drink right now. That’s ok, I can virtually make anything and I’ll still sit with my tea and be virtually with you. You don’t want a biccit? No problem, I can magic up whatever you fancy or nothing at all. In that moment, it doesn’t matter.
Given my issues with food it is perhaps ironic that I offer biccits that I’m currently not able to eat myself, but it doesn’t bother me. Virtual biccits don’t count, so if you have an eating disorder you can still join in.
I’ve shared many virtual mugs of tea, and they have all led to random conversations about this and that. They help me, and I hope they help others even if, just for a moment, it is only that they don’t feel quite so alone.
So pull up a chair and join me in the garden. My real world is always open for my virtual friends.