Vegan Deli

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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Gratitude

So many of us have things to be grateful for. Often those persons who are most grateful don't express their gratitude -- at least not in words. As vegans we tend to be part of this group. It isn't that we forget to be grateful; I think we tire of being reminded we should be. We regularly turn up our noses at food, clothing, and other products, and often are chastised for it. People are starving; should we be thankful we are not? Gratitude very often is framed in guilt. He is homeless; should I be thankful I am not? I would much rather be thankful he is not...or would I? The expression of gratitude merely by words is mostly self-serving. I feel gratitude is better expressed through positive action. As vegans we do this through the choices we make on a daily basis.

I am grateful for the abundance of food available that allows me to choose what I eat so that someday world starvation may come to an end through the distribution of grain. I am grateful for holistic alternatives to healthcare so that someday they may be used where allopathic medicine has failed. I am grateful for living in a democratic society that allows for the diversity needed to bring about change. I am grateful that nature has given me all that I need so that I, too, can give. I could go on...but these are just words.

Vegans have chosen a difficult path. The things we are most grateful for are the things that we have to fight hardest to protect. We cannot afford to be apathetic. So, above all, I think I am most grateful for wisdom and the strength to live by it. I also am grateful for the simple things that give me this strength, such as my spirituality and the companionship of others. But then, what is companionship without communication? So I guess a few words are needed. Two in particular...thank you.

Desi
Florida

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