It’s Graduation Season here in New England. I can’t even guess how many colleges are within 30 minutes of our house. Of course my alma mater Smith College is the most special to me, but there are dozens of others. This week I’m seeing families getting together, bunting and banners announcing congratulations, and alums flooding into the 5 College Area around Northampton and Amherst to support and celebrate their reunions.
There are many things we do in our contemporary society because we think they will pay off. College. Flossing. Trying to find a good house or neighborhood to raise our children in. Voting. Not littering. Volunteering as a Crossing Guard to help the kids get to school safely.
We never know for sure, do we? We can never be certain that the choices we make for safety, health, community and success will pay off, but we try.
Sometimes we hit it out of the park. Sometimes we struggle.
If you are getting this email you probably believe as I do that living as close to a Vegan and Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle is another area where we can help move the needle towards health, kindness, ethics, and sustainability.
And, as in every other area of life, sometimes we hit it out of the park. Sometimes we struggle.
But it’s still worth doing. Even when it’s not going perfectly.
As a Life Coach and Podcaster I want to encourage you to stick with your Vegan goals even when it’s not going perfectly. I’m guessing that over the years there were hiccups in your education, your job, your parenting, your dental hygiene and your community involvement or voting record.
But for too many of us, when we have a rough patch with eating Whole Foods or remembering to seek out and choose Vegan products, we throw our hands up and say, “This is impossible!”
It’s just that we have the idea that Vegan means – All or Nothing.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
IF YOU FIND A PATH WITH NO OBSTACLES, IT PROBABLY DOESN’T LEAD ANYWHERE NEW.
– FRANK A. CLARK