My topic for the month is Back to Basics. If you would like to
follow along you can find all of my posts here.
something – I am a little strange. OK,
maybe a lot strange! I make a lot of odd
choices when it comes to life. First it
was local food, cloth diapers & wipes, making laundry soap – choices that
most people do not think about; choices that may cause friction when you talk
several years local food has become more main stream. I remember after first watching Food Inc. I
wanted everyone I knew to also watch it.
My brother didn’t want to. Not
because he didn’t agree with the message of the documentary (as told by me),
but because once your eyes are open to something it is hard to go back.
changing to local food for my family, I told everyone I saw what I was doing
and why. I could not figure out what I
didn’t have a long line of people totally agreeing with everything that I
said! This stuff was serious, and so
important to me! Honestly, I think they
mainly tuned me out and smiled politely, I might come on a bit strong at times J
extremely passionate about something and your friends and family are not. For a long time, my husband thought I was
crazy with all the local food changes.
He could have cared less if the hamburger he was eating came from next
door, or from 100 cows in the Midwest – he just wanted to eat the
hamburger. Actually, I’m not sure he
totally agrees with my philosophy on these changes now, but he goes along with
it because he has seen that it is a healthy choice for our children.
those that don’t agree with you? Agree
to disagree. I would love to
come up with something more profound, but that is it. You, individually, have to make your own
choices, and you are only responsible for those choices. You can still voice your opinions, but if
people don’t make your changes, it is OK.
I am making to get “Back to Basics” are incredibly personal ones. It is difficult when people view you
differently because of those choices, or want to judge you for making
compromises on choices you defend so vehemently. No one is perfect.
changes and judgments can be compared to political beliefs. Sometimes you wonder what in the world the
other side is thinking, but you have to remember that every person has
different life experiences that lead to their beliefs and choices.
agree with your choices?