Pie for Mikey

I try to keep this blog upbeat and happy however, this post is a bit more emotional.  I wanted to share this video that the White on Rice couple made to honor the #pieformikey event that happened this Friday because it illustrates how awesome a community of people can be and the effect simple acts of kindness can have. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/27654447]

This event revolved around making peanut butter pie as a gesture of comfort and honor for food blogger extraordinaire, Jennifer Perillo.  Jennifer's husband, Mikey, died suddenly of a heart attack last week and Jennifer reached out to everyone to make a peanut butter pie, Mikey's favorite, to honor his memory.  Although I don't know Jennifer and I was unable to make a pie, I sent my condolences to her and her family. Thousands of people who do not know Jennifer, and hundreds of those that do, sent her words of condolence and kindness via Twitter and her blog.  A simple little gesture can mean a lot for someone who is going through a difficult time.  Please read her post about the event here and give everyone you love an extra hug today because, as Jennifer states, "...hug them like there's no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on."