I've drastically altered how and what we eat in our household over the years. I believe what we eat is really important, which may sound really obvious. But if it's so obvious, then why don't more people eat healthy? I have faced many crossed-arms of closed-mindedness and sardonic looks of disbelief, verging on the eye roll whenever I bring up the notion of Real food or Slow Food, as if I were some far-out Birkie-wearing crunchy granola. WHICH I'M NOT! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Anyone who writes for a fashion blog by definition, can't be!!
It's not just about whether the food is organic or not, because it's about more than that, but for argument's sake, or a brief blog post's sake, let's say organic food vs. industrialized food.
I realized it's not just that people have to believe organic is better, because I think people do. It's that they have to believe the industrialized food is bad, or bad enough to make the extra trip, make the effort, pay the extra. Otherwise, why change?
Why fix somthin' that ain't broked?
I had a long talk with a friend today. She's seriously considering breaking up her very serious relationship. He has a serious, congenital health problem that can be dramatically improved by lifestyle changes. But he won't. Seriously. I guess he wants to keep cheating death, but he has to buy into the notion that the lifestyle he's living now is bad, or bad enough to make the change worthwhile. Right now, he doesn't believe that it's bad enough - for his children, for my friend, for her children...for himself. It makes me wonder if he values himself.
A former boss wanted to write a little book on change. He wanted me to do some reseacth and thinking about it. I was really stumped. Within the context of Christianity, long-lasting change with regard to the essense of who we are, is impossible without Christ. We have a Genesis-borne tendancy to deny God's importance in our lives and do what is good in our own eyes.
Change, in terms of day-to-day habits that do not go to the core of our Nature, can be accomplished, because WE VALUE OURSELVES over all else. If we believe that what we are doing/saying/living/eating is bad, or bad enough, we will change, to survive.. Maybe it's just the primal survival of the fittest.
These are my thoughts of the day. More to come...
Until then, enjoy the holiday weekend. Be positive, be useful, be safe.