Happy Wednesday everyone. The Mrs. has given me control of today’s post, so I apologize in advance for those of you who were looking to find this week’s Happy Hour.
Whether you have been following along on TV, the newspaper or social media, I am sure everyone is aware of the massive earthquakes that have devastated Nepal this past weekend. These earthquakes have decimated and torn apart this wonderful country, and the damage has been catastrophic as the death toll and the numbers injured keeps rising each day.
The aftermath of this disaster has hit close to home with me personally as some of you may, or may not, have known that I spent some of my childhood living in Nepal. It truly breaks my heart to see the pictures and the wreckage sprayed across the media and I pray that the Nepalese come out of this tragedy as a stronger nation.
If anyone has ever been to Nepal, you would agree with me that the Nepalese have a beautiful and vibrant culture and the people themselves are some of the nicest and most sincere you may ever cross paths with. Though I was younger, I can vividly remember going to local shops and markets and the people would ask you to come and see what they had (ultimately with the hope of you buying something), but more importantly telling you a story as to how they came about a particular skill, or how their family had passed down a tradition or shop for generations. Yes, the ultimate goal was a sale, but they equally just enjoyed socializing and sharing their pride.
As a 10 year old, I was at an age where Nintendo and toys usually peaked my interest. To this day I have said, that if I could go back I would appreciate my experience far more. Even though I have not been back since my time living there, I do appreciate what Nepal offered (the scenery, the views and the wildlife) and it saddens me that I can not be there to help out a nation that helped me develop into the person I am today.
Alyssa, I and Runway Chef ask that you keep these amazing people and this beautiful country in your thoughts and prayers at a time when they need it most.
If you so choose, here are several places where you can make a donation to help Nepal and its people. We ask that if there is any way you can help, please do, it is for the best of causes. We also ask that you share these efforts on your social media channels to spread word to those who also want to help.
*Runway Chef will be making a donation, but is in no way sponsored or is affiliated to any of the organizations listed above.