Last weekend, something horrific happened in Orlando. As articles and video coverage appeared in the news in the ensuing hours, the brutality and hatred of the shooting slowly sunk in… Yet at the same time, images rolled in of #PrayForOrlando banners flying all around the nation, candlelit memorials hosted by countless cities around the world, and 7-hour-long lines of people leading out of local Florida blood donation stations.
Photos depicting the exact opposite… Acts of kindness, compassion, and love.
As I thought about the event and its aftermath, it prompted me to post this picture on my personal Instagram account, and I truly believe that its caption is true now more than ever before.
So I’m starting with the people I hold near and dear to my heart… Which includes you. ♥
You have already shown me acts of genuine kindness and love. You’ve made my recipes, given the treats to your family and friends, and shared pictures of your goodies with me through emails, on Facebook, and on Instagram. In doing so, in sharing my website with those important people in your life, you’ve enabled me to turn Amy’s Healthy Baking into my full-time job, and I am incredibly grateful.
So to say thank you, I’m putting the spotlight back on you today. Here are some of the recipes that you’ve baked and pictures that you’ve shared on Instagram. I feel truly blessed each and every time you do that; it really means the world to me. ♥
In the upcoming week, let’s continue to add more sweetness, joy, and love to the world. Whether we start with our family or friends or complete strangers, whether it’s with a hug or a baked treat or a smile, whether it’s one brief moment or hours of quality time… Let’s just start. The world needs our love. ♥
Would you like to see your picture in my next Sunday Spotlight? Then share it with me on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tag @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself. (That guarantees that I’ll see the notification from you! ?) I can’t wait to see what recipes you make!