I’m going to do some thinking…sounds scary, eh?
It’s November, and I have lots to be thankful for, I have lots to share and I have lots to talk about…and I’m going to try to do it all – 30 days straight.
Some posts will be short, some will be longer, some may be a photo, some may be video. What I can guarantee is that it will be all me. Well, not ALL me, but you know what I mean.
This image has brought a ton of thoughts to my head. But before you go off, telling me that there are serious allergies, and serious health issues, and some people really, truly cannot eat certain foods, please, rest assured that I realize that. Completely.
My thoughts on this image are not so much to do with the different needs that we have, it’s how we handle them.
We are quick to judge and determine that the food choices we make are superior to the choices that others make. And when I say “we,” I mean society in general.
Instead of focusing so much on what we choose, perhaps we should just focus on why we choose. If you make your decisions based on fads and peer pressure, and feel a sense of guilt of never doing “enough,” that’s not how your plate should make you feel. Food is not the enemy. If you make your decisions based on research and what you determine to be best for your family, then know that you are doing the best that you can.
My decisions are not the same as the family next door. And that’s OK.
For example, I spent the last six days (off and on) in the hospital with George. Trying to work with the dietary staff on what he could/could not have was a logistical nightmare. We finally got to the point where is dietary restrictions were just listed as, “Let Mom handle it.” No one knows better than a parent, especially a parent of a child with diet restrictions.
At the end of the day, we all have a common goal: providing for our family. How you get there is a personal journey, and one that I will not condemn. But I ask for the same respect in return.
And the world would be a better place. Right?
I’m joining a group of amazing people with our “30 Days” themed posts. I’ll include a link to each day on this post, as well as a link to all my blogging friends joining in. Here’s a start:
- Here’s the “Master List” from Holly over at My Generation: Check it out!
- JP at Janice Person – A Colorful Adventure: 30 Days of Thanks
- Katie at The Pinke Post – 30 Days of Women in Agriculture
And here’s links to each of my 30 Days posts: