1. Put the kettle on to boil
2. Warm your favorite teapot
3. Add one tablespoon of tea for one goodnight’s sleep
4. Pour in boiling water and allow it to rest for ten minutes, while you: Turn off the TV. Put your work and worries away in a drawer. They’ll keep until morning. Wander outside and breathe in the night. Bow to the moon. Stretch. Fold down the bed. Place a chocolate on your pillow. Better yet, two chocolates. Pull a face in the mirror. Watch your frown lines disappear. Make peace with the day. It’s almost over. Let it go. Snuggle into your pajamas. Yawn. If you have any sheep, count them. Yawn again. Close your eyes. Make a wish for tomorrow. There’s just one more sleep before it’s here.
5. Stir and pour