I don’t know exactly why (my friends can help me with this question), but a vegan person usually cares more about food and can be happy talking about food, going out to eat some good food or just finding a new vegan option for some kind of food. Maybe this kind of thing just happens in Brazil, because it is always hard to find vegan stuff there. Nowadays it’s easier, mainly in big cities like São Paulo, but it’s still worse when you compare it to most of the European or American cities.
So, because of that, my mother-in-law started to send to us (my husband and I) some packages when we still lived in Brazil. Those packages usually had pates, nutella, mayonnaise and chocolate dessert. Every time one package arrived, it was a reason to be happy.
And now, since we have moved to Europe, we have decided to do the same thing for our best friends in Brazil. Of course we can’t send all the stuff we want, like vegan cheese or ham, because they need to be refrigerated, but we can send the same kind of things we used to receive from my mother-in-law. And the best thing is that in Dublin we have different stuff, things we don’t have in Italy and vice-versa. So we can send different packages each time.
Yesterday one of my best friends received one of these small packages and when I talked to her I just confirmed that they really are small packages of happiness and it’s so great that such a small act can make your friend’s day better!
I wish I could have the money to send them every month to all my best friends, but I will keep on doing my best to give them, time to time, a small reason to smile.