Now Good Earth Tea is widening its search for suitable quotes. It’s sponsoring a contest to submit your own pithy remarks. The 25 best quotes will be immortalized on the Good Earth teabag tags.
Here’s something President George Washington once said: “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
And this bit of inspiration came from educator Booker T. Washington: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
The Greek philosopher Aristotle uttered these words of wisdom: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
These quotes all have been printed on the teabag tags of Good Earth Tea, an herbal and specialty tea company that makes products with names such as Tea for Sleep, Pomegranate Superfruit Tea and Ginseng Green Tea.
One of the hallmarks of the New Jersey company, in fact, is the inspirational quotes printed on the tags. The idea is to share a bit of enlightenment along with a satisfying spot of tea.
Now Good Earth Tea is widening its search for suitable quotes.
It’s sponsoring a contest called “Tag, You’re It!” It asks the public to submit their own pithy remarks. The 25 best ones will be immortalized on the Good Earth teabag tags, along with the names of the winners.
Entries can be submitted at www.GoodEarth.com, by posting at www.Facebook.com/Good EarthTea or by tweeting to http://twitter.com/GoodEarthTea. The original quotes cannot be more than 60 characters; the deadline is Feb. 21.
Here are a few of the entries that have been posted on Facebook:
-- “Every moment is precious potential.”
-- “Taking is joy for a moment, but giving is joy for a lifetime.”
-- “No matter how dark the night, the sun will always rise.”
-- “It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.”
-- “To dream of who you wish to be is to waste who you are.”
-- “Health is the truest form of wealth.”
-- “Wisdom lives in silence.”
I am tempted to submit a few gems of my own, but I’m not sure my sayings exemplify a spirit of sage-ness. Here is all I can come up with:
-- “Pass the gravy.”
-- “Get over yourself.”
-- “Where’s mine?”
When it comes to tea, I think my skill lies in drinking it.
Food editor Kathryn Rem can be reached at 217-788-1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.