The Day I Become Vegetarian
Since words still fail me, I am going to post a piece from a time when I kept a journal. As I read over some of my writing from a few years ago, I wonder if I will ever get over this horrible case of writer's block. Until then, I am persevere through with this thought: the harder it is to deal with the writer's block; the more powerful the writing will be after. And, I do have a powerful story to tell!
Happy Anniversary to me! It's been three years since I have went vegetarian (with only occasionally eating chicken-another post to follow explaining why). I have said that there have been two decisions in my life, ranking close together at the top, that I have made for myself that have brought great light and total peace into my being. First and most importantly is the day I learned what true unconditional love is. On that day, I become a Child of God and accepted that He is my everything. Second, was deciding to not eat animals. Not only have I felt healthier, but I feel better about myself knowing I am living a life that is truer to the person I am meant to be by making decisions on something I am passionate about. I know this lifestyle is not for everyone, but I challenge you to at least make one day a week where you (and your household and/or friends) go meatless. You will be surprised just how fun it is to try new things and figure out what meatless meals you can make....... maybe some recipes and ideas can be another post for me to work on.
February 2, 2011 Wednesday
I feel empowered today, almost like I am becoming into my own with my own decision making about my life. I feel like I am making such a huge statement (even though I am only 1 person) knowing the difference I am going to make. I've decided go go vegetarian/vegan-ish after watching Oprah's show yesterday about where meat comes from. I have always known and said I would be a vegetarian but it took yesterday to put the decision into motion. I hope I NEVER forget it, and I hope other viewer's felt the same way. I know this will bring a few challenges of not only giving up meat but adding new tastes, textures, and food to my life. It is so worth it to know at the end of my day I can live with myself and know God's beautiful animals are not being treated like that on my behalf. All animals only want to be loved and show love. They, too, deserve that chance. I can say, this truly makes me love ME that much more.