I had just thrown it in there, this idea I had had:
"Over a cup of tea ... philosophy?" I asked them.
"What are you trying to achieve exactly?" someone asked.
"Well, every day I find myself introspective, thinking about how life happens and finding meaning in it. I want to share these thoughts in a blog because I think some people might find them interesting or even thought-provoking, whatever. I would like my blog to be that inspiring piece people like to read when they want to sit with a cup of tea and have their 'me-time.' But I don't know quite how to put it."
"Well, I don't think many common people will be searching for that with 'philosophy' on Google," somebody pointed out.
I laughed - it was true, and the course had only made it more glaringly obvious that my initial idea just wasn't ripe.
So I said, "I know, I know ... I know it isn't the right angle, or the right mood. That is why I am asking your advice."
A spontaneous brainstorming broke out, "What is your objective, Mel?"
"It's just ... there is a lot of beauty in life that people just miss. I want to drawn their attention to the simple, little things, and to give them a reason to feel grateful, no matter what is happening in their lives."
That is when I finally uttered the objective: "I just want to help people be happy!"
"Happy tea!" someone exclaimed.
One of the girls drew a teacup with "HappyT" written above it.
I smiled widely; that was it!
Isn't a cup of tea one of the simplest of life's pleasures? Warm and comforting, held-in-hand ... it is happiness in a teacup.
Brainstorming over, I eventually left, clutching the napkin with the logo sketched on it. I felt happy. Before I left, I told them to look out for HappyT. Well, here it is. Heartfelt thanks you all!