Saturday, January 22, 2005

Who makes a cup of tea?

Sitting drinking my morning cup of tea set me thinking....
How many people does it take to make a cup of tea?
Firstly, there`s the person who plants the tea plants,
the person who picks the leaves,
then those who process it,
transport it,
ship it, unload it,
blend it,
pack it,
transport it,
sell it.
Then, it needs water..
so we need rain,

and the knowledge of scientists
and those who work to purify it,
plumbers to pipe it to us.
But it needs to be hot,

so we need those who make electricity
or who pipe gas into out homes
When we add milk to our tea,
there`s the farmer who breeds the cows,

the person that milks them,
the tanker driver who transports the milk,

the bottling plant staff
and the milkman.
And, if we add sugar too –
well that`s more growers,

packers, retailers……
And, we need something to pour our tea into, and out of! even more people involved.

And all for a simple cup of tea..
So, how many people does it take to make that cuppa….

Do we ever stop to think and give thanks to God for all those who help us with the things we so take for granted every day?

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