Pancake Tuesday is a favourite day at Rebel HQ for all the obvious reasons (which are: eating pancakes, and then eating even more pancakes).
This year, we probably won’t be giving up anything for Lent. Because, well, we’ve all given up quite a lot already and a slice of cake here and there might be just what we need to carry us through.
But we will be thinking about the sacrifices people are making this Lent – not seeing friends, not seeing family, not going on holiday, not going out for a bite to eat, etc. And how all of those sacrifices are for the good of each other.
Because, lets face it: usually our big sacrifices have a personal focus. Slimming down, saving money, doing dry January. All good things, of course, but the benefits probably aren’t rippling out too far.
What we’ve learned in the last year is that we can make sacrifices for the greater good — sacrifices for the people around us, sacrifices for people we don’t even know. And those are the sacrifices that really matter.
At Rebel, our belief is that, with will and imagination, we can solve the problems that have so far appeared unsolvable. And despite it all, this last year has shown us that a better world is possible. That things can change for the better.
And a fairer, healthier, cleaner future isn’t a bad thing to think about over your morning pancakes.