Psalm 37:7

"Be still and rest in the LORD;

Wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him."

-Psalm 37:7

Friday, August 8, 2008

organically speaking

i am going to try and keep this as simple as possible. i know that is a hard thing for me to do because when i love something or feel for something, i feel passionately and it's just not always so "simple".

what does organic mean to me? many many things.... food comes first to mind, but there is much more to it than just food.

oh! i will make a list, that will help keep things simple. you may want to read it if it's in list form. ya? ok. no specific order, it's just going to pour out of my mind and tumbleweed into thoughts:

1. food i know
2. buying locally, food i know even better.

3. healthy
4. tastier than lets say the other stuff we aren't sure about.
5. worth every penny, sometimes it saves you money.
6. not as expensive or wallet burning as you may think.
7. pretty and makes you pretty inside, it's more pure. you know the saying "you are what you eat?"
8. wholesome
9. easier and easier to find these days.

10. breastfeeding = organic (i truly feel if i am going to give my babies organic God made breast milk then it only makes sense to continue to feed them that way. the best way i know is to eat organically as much as possible) my only run on sentence. i'm not doing too bad.
11. helping save our beautiful planet. we all hold a "peace" of it in our hands.

12. teaches children about good nutrition and value.

13. organic isn't always fruits and veggies, it means cookies and ice cream too.

14. whole foods best produce same prices as regular markets, but better quality produce (if you're lucky to have one near you).
15. trader joe's (again, if you're lucky to have one near you) very affordable place to shop! wines too.
16. beautiful colored meats
17. look in your grocery stores for organic sections or ask for specific items
18. organic specific brands to search out for great cleaning and home use products:
-seventh generation
-earth friendly products
-dragonfly organix
can be found in your grocery stores, target, costco, sams, local little markets

19. keeps you focused on what you really need and saves you from over consuming.
20. recycle; buy secondhand as much as possible, use what you have, think before you buy something new, collective leftovers in the fridge can be a potluck dinner -remember the great meals you just had all over again (of course making sure nothing has expired). take a look at this:

21. breaks bad trends, keeps you centered and more aware
22. nix the bad plastics as much as possible, bring your own bags to the grocery store. come on, you don't have to go crazy and buy new ones. we all have an eclectic collection stashed in our closets. now they have good use and reason to come out of hiding!
23. no more paper towels and napkins, use kitchen towels and cloths in their place and launder with the rest of your towels so no wasting water from this transition.
24. read a little more and watch less TV. dim your lights. save some energy.

25. start little don't do an overhaul, you will overwhelm yourself and your pocketbook. start with buying organic produce and meats, the rest will come. your awareness will take over from there.

26. "give" that alone is organic and pure. we all have too much of everything anyway, so share a little. someone has less of what you have.

so organic is more of a way of life and not just about eating. yes, it's being more green. but that is basically what organic means to me. believe me, i could keep listing, but i thought i'd stop there. for now. go give someone a hug, i know you feel good right now. or go and plant a lemon tree or any kind of fruit or vegetable and be the owner of your own crop.

ps: i am going to share a blog site i like to read regarding organic food. you can visit and peruse at your convenience...

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