I am always “planning” to jump online and update my blog, but it seems that there just aren’t enough minutes in the day to actually do it!!
Between the house, the kids, the husband, the pets, the million places to be…… I swear, I need a clone!
But today, I am putting some well deserved time aside for blogging!! And since I have not blogged in a few weeks, I’m just gonna randomly write about a bunch of things!!
First off I want to say that I am really loving the “Vegan Life”!! It feels so rewarding to live each day compassionately and unselfishly! I can truly say that I enjoy shopping for groceries and I especially enjoy planning out our daily meals and preparing them. I have found a whole new passion for food!!!!!
Since switching to a Vegan diet, I have also become more conscious about animal products when it comes to my home and fashion. I no longer buy leather, but I have chosen not to get rid of all the leather I currently own. I simply give thanks to the creatures that gave their lives and sometimes say a little prayer for those still dying each day.
I often feel resentment for my friends and loved ones that still support the persecution of animals, but I remind myself that it was not too long ago that I was in their shoes. I do my best to educate, without being offensive. Although, it is tough to see a friend eating cow flesh and not feel offended myself!!
I find solitude in the fact that my husband and two children are on board with me and share the same beliefs! My 10 year old son has read a bit about factory farming, and he is shocked and disgusted by it! My 4 year old daughter can’t understand how anyone eats “real” chicken, since she eats veggie chicken.
Since becoming Vegan last spring, I have a new connection to animals, and I can honestly say that human beings are not meant to eat anything other than a plant based diet. I say this, not only from an animal rights standpoint but from a health standpoint as well. The medical community is linking animal proteins to countless diseases, including some types of cancer. At the same time, plant based nutrition is being linked to decreased disease, including many cancers!! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure this one out!! God gave us the seeds we need to survive and beautiful animals to be our companions.
I firmly believe that children need to be taught compassion for animals at a young age, so they will not bring the horrible amount of animal cruelty with them into the future! I also believe that human beings who have little or no respect for animals, often have little or no respect for life in general. And they are more likely to commit criminal acts in society.
I truly hope and pray that everyone who reads my blog, will spread the “Vegan Word” and live compassionately each day of their life.