Self preservation is a strong instinct. The very first blog I published I remember thinking… now I am seriously right now raw… the next thought was… what in the world am I going to eat? After 5 months of eating completely raw I realize that I am never hungry, unsatisfied, or in want of fresh produce. It must be that pulse of self-preservation that keeps my home full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
To be honest, when I am packing all that goodness in my car, or pulling it around in my wagon, I am so aware of a gratefulness deep inside of me. I am thankful for all of the abundance of food that is available for us here in the U.S. and to narrow that down a little, in California.
I have always been appreciative for food, but now that I eat mono-meals of raw food I am all the more grateful! I know how truly blessed I am to have such high quality food effortlessly available for me. I never want to take that for granted.
My husband and youngest son, Isaac, just returned home from an eight-day mission trip in Mexico with Power Ministry. Hearing their stories of the poverty that the families live in is heartbreaking. All the basic needs that I feel entitled to everyday they live without. I believe if I can do more, then I should do more. These trips are so awesome for our family because it helps keep our perspective on others and not just ourselves.
I love that Isaac is learning Spanish, he is planning a return trip because he saw the needs, and he will not be satisfied until he can do something to help. That is why it is important that there are non-profit organizations out there caring for hungry people and we can be helpful in meeting some of their needs through them. I want to learn to live more simply so others can simply live, but that desire gets swallowed up in my everyday life.
The first photo of this post is a church building in Mexico, because a bunch of men cared about others, now this church has a permanent structure. We can not help what family we are born into, but we can help poor families. Being right now raw helps me to be thankful for a myriad of food available for my family and a desire to care for the needs of others.