Growing up in a South African family, I have been taught that a hot cup of tea or coffee can cure pretty much anything. When I think about the top 3 or 4 most terrible moments in my life, I realize that the first thing I did was make a cup of tea (or have one of my parents make it for me if that was an option). Maybe it's soothing because its warm, or maybe its totally in my head, but it works. Maybe I would generally be better off with a cold shot of tequila to calm down, but that is frowned upon at work and many other places, plus it lacks the comforting quality of a hot cup of tea or coffee. Today was definitely not such a bad day that I would call it one of my worst, but it was definitely a day that needed some warm coffee and a cupcake.