Sending love and hugs

loveandhugs

All week I have been trying to think of the right words to say. Honestly, I’m still not sure I even know the right thing to say to address the things that have been happening lately…but I will try to keep it simple. Just to be clear-this is not a political post.

I am a sympathetic sort of person who just feels deep emotions and connections with others. I am fortunate to have a such a diverse group of people in my life. Often, I find myself wanting to close in on myself or “human burrito,” as I call it.

Human burrito: the act of wrapping up in blankets and hiding from the world

I can’t stay silent. I think sometimes it’s okay to simply say, “I don’t know what to say. But I care.”

On Wednesday, it took an enormous amount of energy to get dressed and go to work, but I am so glad I did. For the most part, people were a little bit kinder to me and more generous than usual. As a result, I found myself wanting to go out of my way to be sweeter to others. Kindness is contagious.

I know that right now, no one really knows the right thing to say. We have all become hyper-aware of the social media posts exposing people being unkind to one another…and my heart aches.

If you are reading this, please know that I wish my arms were big enough to wrap them around you, wherever you may be. I think you are beautiful. I care about you. You matter. I love you.

Soon I will feature some new fall recipes, but for now-let’s all remember to be kind to one another.

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