My friend Abby forwarded me a link this morning, and I found it just absolutely fascinating - an article, gleaned from Time magazine.
I've typed here a bazillion times, but I am becoming more and more comfortable with the idea that simplyfing one's life - ok, my life, my family life - because it is so very much a personal choice - well, it's just so much easier. Food choices (mainly vegan, and have to be gluten-free) make me feel better, and I know that it is improving my health. Deciding to stay home and not run all over God's creation saves gas, time and precious energy. Personal products that we use on a daily basis are no more expensive when bought from a trusted maker, especially my fav's on etsy. Growing our own garden, and concentrating on eating nearly no meat and tons of locally grown produce - and I live in the Midwest, in a tiny little town where you think you'd pull your hair out looking for organic foods, but alas! I have found a handful.
And knowing that we are being more conscious and Earth-friendly makes me feel like I can make a difference. I do believe that groups of like-minded people can change the world. I really, really do believe that.
So, cheers on a Monday a.m. (ok, cheers with my water) to unmasking our lives, our selves, our souls and opening up to less crap and nonsense and unneeded stuff.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead