Giving Back

Today was the first day I had the kitchen booked and paid for but no meals ordered to prepare. These are the days when starting something from the ground up stings the most. When every penny counts you just hate to waste anything. But to power through and distract myself from this minor set back, I worked on publishing the October and November menus that we finalized last week and delivering three silent auction packages to various local charities that are close to my heart. 

It’s funny but true, we do our best thinking in the shower. The name for this business came to me in the shower. And last week while I was trying to get the house clean I kept getting interrupted by my own thoughts. I was 1/6th of the way through the first bedroom when it occurred to me that all of those charity Gala invites I received but couldn't afford to attend anymore didn’t have to go ignored. I just had to reevaluate my situation and participate in a different way. I fired off three quick emails to JDRF, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, because you know if I didn't do it right that second then I would surely forget, offering to donate a “Support Supper for 6” with our signature Support Suppers delivery bag to each events silent auction offering. Everyone was quick to respond and super appreciative for the donation. I should get lost in my thoughts more often.

So, this morning I penned 3 hand-written vouchers and dressed up 3 signature Support Suppers delivery bags, and dropped them off at their designated charities. For me this is what it's all about. I get to do something I love while enriching my local community. So was today a good day or bad day? Was it both or was it neither? Today was a day in the life of a small business owner. There were extreme ups and extreme downs but at the end of the day, it’s the dream I’m excited to be living.