Friday, June 1, 2018

The Power of Influence

Influence.  It is a daunting task and a heavy responsibility that we each need to embrace.  Whether that means being a person of integrity in a world that disregards everything honorable, or choosing to live according to our convictions despite ridicule and discouragement from others, our lives can positively influence those around us if we are courageous enough to embrace the challenge.

It has been two short years since we made the decision to embrace a vegan lifestyle.  The initial zeal and passion which prompted us to launch our blog and actively participate in vigils with a local Save Movement organization has given way to other pursuits, yet we remain committed to living a lifestyle of peace and compassion with every bite we take, every product we purchase, and every garment we put on our bodies.  We have become more aware of environmental issues and the impact of our choices on the planet we call home.  We have successfully raised awareness of the abuse and cruelty suffered by animals through factory farming  and experienced for ourselves greatly improved health and vigor as a result of a dietary shift to plant-based foods.  Family and friends have shown increased interest in plant-based eating and made efforts to accommodate our lifestyle choice by making vegan food available at gatherings.

To be on the leading edge of a movement that is taking hold and producing positive change worldwide is a thrill!  To sit down and eat a meal without fear of food-borne illnesses, and with the joy of knowing that no animal suffered so that we could eat, gives us great joy! We are ecstatic every time we discover new vegan products on store shelves or vegan menu options in restaurants!

Want to get in on this exciting adventure and make a BIG difference that will have a significant influence on the world and those around you?  Try a whole-food plant-based diet, buy cruelty-free products, and shop with reusable bags.  Collectively our small efforts will accomplish GREAT things and make our world a healthier and happier place to live!


Dee Dee and Joy

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