“Along with love, compassion is the face of altruism. It is a feeling from deep in the heart that you cannot bear others’ suffering without acting to relieve it.”
I am so happy that I chose to eliminate all animal products some years ago. While I hadn’t eaten beef or chicken for decades, I decided to opt out of all animal products about 5 years ago (lost track). Honestly, it started as a 21 day cleanse and an effort to lose a few pounds I gained during the menopausal years. After 21 days, I don’t think I lost an ounce, but I felt happier and felt much less conflicted about my food choices, and knew that this was a lifestyle I could really embrace.
There is a joke that goes “How do you know if someone is a vegan?” Which is answered with “Don’t worry, they will tell you.” I try hard not to be an IN YOUR FACE vegan, like some of my favorite people are–because that’s just not my style. I do, however, love the commercial for almond milk, where the guys says something about not understanding how you can know you don’t like it, if you have never tried it. And then of course when the guy tries it, he likes it.
My point is, you may never know how good you can feel, if you don’t at least try something, and today, that something just might be a meal or two free of any animal products. At the least, you will be creating a huge positive effect on your environment because as I always say, what’s good for us, is good for the animals and for our Mother Earth as well.
PS Ab challenge, day 19…85/120/50 and 75 seconds in plank. I completed it in sets of 25 sit ups, 25 crunches, 25 leg raises, then repeated a second set. By the third round I had already completed leg raises and just alternated between sit ups and crunches until I completed them all, then flipped over and held plank before stretching in cobra….Tomorrow, we rest!