The Beauty in Chaos

It’s hard to make sense of anything right now. On a personal level everyone is panicking, wondering how they will survive if they have to go into isolated or if they already have. This virus has a lot to answer for. I for one have had my hours cut dramatically so that the company I work for don’t have to lose any staff and to keep open. And although that impacts me on a financial level I am eternal grateful for the chance to hold on to my job. Luckily I work within the food industry, for a supply company so although my hours have been limited by job is still there.

There is however beauty in the chaos. And it’s the beauty I would like to focus on. Let’s carry forwards the positives!

It is so easy to get caught up in the panic and the mass hysteria of it all, and without taking away from the seriousness of the situation there is so much beauty which lies behind it. Neighbours coming together, support and love from families and friends helping one another. The community are really pulling their weight right now and I truly hope that this will last after the virus has cleared off. NHS Staff, I mean where do we start with you guys? – A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! There are just not enough words in the English language to thank you all for the utterly selfless and awe-inspiring work you do, and that’s all the time but more so in a crisis.

As some of my readers will know I am amidst the toil of recipe testing for my mini side biz, and through this I am offering a cake drop box for a heavily discounted price for my locals. I’ll be doing a contactless drop for this. Work have allowed us to order through them for our shopping so I’ve been able to buy bulk stock for some of my cakes and treats. Keeps me out of trouble and spreads a little sunshine at the same time.

For the moment we are not in isolation and while we are not, we are avoiding unnecessary outings and keeping busy in the house. There’s always plenty to do here. But putting a cake drop box in place is really going to focus my mind – my first stop (once my packaging has arrived) will be a care package for our most local hospital to say thank you and hopefully give back a tiny little bit. If you can, I urge you to give back to your community too. If that’s just checking in with your neighbours or calling up your grandparents to brighten their day, don’t think on it just do it. We can make our worlds a hell of a lot nicer with a tiny bit of kindness.

Stay well, stay safe and wash your hands!

Love and best,

L, xox

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