This is a sign posted outside my local fabulous pizzeria that reads...
"Please do NOT enter if you have any symptoms of:
~COVID-19 (Or any other sickness really)
~RACISM (This establishment is owned and operated by POC)
~SEXISM (And Women :) )
~HOMOPHOBIA (We don't care who you love <3)
PS. Leave your political views at the door"
I was so happy to see a local space let people know they are welcome, and anyone harassing them will be removed. Slurs around these topics are far too common in the area I live in.
So of course a relative crawled out of the woodwork to tell me exactly how I was wrong to be happy about this when I posted it on Facebook.
I had a whole blog written about the argument, and how it made me sad, and the internet ate every word. The post was sitting on my drafts page, but I hadn't hit save. So when I reopened my blog, I was left with this picture, and no title.
I haven't logged onto any Facebook group in 24 hours, and getting a glimpse at the sign, knowing the people who run this place, and seeing it without the influence of a pointless argument made me smile.
If you are drowning in people telling you why you shouldn't be happy in a time where happiness is hard to find, mute the bastards. This sign made me smile, and the pizza we bought to support the business was DELICIOUS. Garlic knots are the best.
This sign, and homemade garlic butter made me happy yesterday. What are you finding joy in today? I'd love to hear about it. I needed an internet glitch to remind me to hold onto my happy. I hope you find the space to have a happy moment too.