Like Great-Grandma Used to Do

Once when I was little, I started to pay attention to something my great-grandma used to do – and that was stir in her sugar into things counter-clockwise. When I asked her about it, she used to just laugh a little, smile, and say this: “Stir the sugar backwards to sweeten the day.” It’s something I still catch myself doing to this day, and I remind myself, especially on rougher days, to stir the sugar backwards into my tea , and let it ‘sweeten’ my day.