Monday, April 16, 2012

Eat well, live well

We are constantly told what we should and should not eat, but we always manage to make excuses for ourselves. Produce and fresh meat is always too expensive or too time consuming to prepare. It is far easier to pick up a few protein bars and frozen pizzas and call it a day. Creating a dish from scratch using the produce that is almost always in abundance around us takes effort that more and more of us are less willing to put forth. Home cooking is a dying art, especially in the United States. We resort to cheap and fast alternatives with lesser nutritional value. Why our industrialized society chooses to skimp on the foods we put into our bodies is beyond me.
home cooking is an outlet for creativity. jalapeno waffle, anyone?
Gas prices are always a topic of discussion and no matter what price it’s at, it is always too much and we always complain. Very rarely do these prices become extreme enough for us to take action and fight our own battles. If we were to walk more, carpool more, and just drive less we would inevitably save money on gas. By continuously walking, our health is improved. Through carpooling we are able to make deeper connections with the people who surround us by giving them our undivided attention in a face to face setting. The money we save on using less gas can be better put to use by spending it on quality produce that will energize our bodies instead of fight it. It is a win-win-win situation.
Naysayers and those in denial of our first world ways will always come up with excuses as to why they can’t fulfill these duties. Many will say that they are unable to find someone with a similar schedule or route to carpool with. Others will say that they do not have the time to devote to walking as opposed to driving. Because why? You are busy sitting? Sitting on your commute to work, sitting at work, sitting at meals, sitting to decompress in front of a screen with flashing images meant to entertain, but often ends up numbing. Anything is possible if you have a desire to get it done. Inside you is unlimited potential begging to get out if only you were to stop making excuses.
make walking a family event
who knows where it will take you
Imagine the good that could be done in the world if everyone was to work towards a cause that he or she has a passion for. Unfortunately in this world, many people are under the impression that as an individual she is unable to change the world. But if you study history it is often one person who creates a spark to start a wildfire of change. These people soon become leaders who find those who share their passions and establish those deeper relationships so many of us today now miss…
To be continued…

1 comment:

  1. Imagine, what were the gas prices when you posted that? Do you remember?