This post is my entry for this month’s green moms carnival, recent recipients of a Twitter Shorty Award in the ever glorious category of green.
We are being hosted this month by the brilliant Jennifer at Smart Mama.
Our Theme is I Believe.
Belief guides each of us differently.
Belief can be altered, influenced and cultivated
For me, I believe parenting has taught me many of my life lessons. Parenting wasn’t exampled very well for me. Since there really isn’t a guide to being a parent or Parent 101 classes to take, I found I parented with a certain gumption, determination and often by the seat of my pants. Lots and lots of gut feeling. I knew that I wanted my children to be their very best self…not some duplicate molded copy of what was around them. Just themselves. I wanted them to be confident, expressed, strident and true. I knew this the moment they were born – my wanting for them. As they now enter adulthood as amazing individuals. I have to smile and be very proud. I believe I have had something to do with the paths they will continue to take.
I emphatically believe in prevention. Reaching a point of poor health early in my life I had no idea that I could alter my well being simply by taking care of myself. Because of nutritional supplementation I got “me” back. Because of my very personal recovery I felt the ideals about prevention were very much worth shouting from the rooftops. Thus my chosen career.
I believe wholeheartedly in the profound wisdom of one very fine man who created a plant-based all purpose green cleaning product way, way ahead of his time. When I was searching for a company that had non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products, and found this product along with an entire line, I totally fell in love with the products and the philosophy of the company. I felt this too was something I wanted to shout from the rooftop. Thus my advocacy for cleaning green.
I believe in choice. When I discovered the foods I was eating and feeding my family were tainted with additives and preservatives. I became determined to lead by example, foster choices, cook scratch and eat clean. I decided to march to a way different drum at a time when choices were few and when the convenience of eating clean was less available then it is today. I found I could share my belief and assist others like myself in understanding the value of these choices. Thus my path to educate others.
I believe in voice. Over the years I always knew I was different. I knew I had influence. I knew I could be persuasive. My Blog: Best of Mother Earth has given me a voice stronger than I ever imagined. I am ever so compelled to advocate the value of blogging. It rocks!! What’s ahead for me re: my voice, remains to be seen, yet excites me tremendously. I will always have something to say and a place to say it!
I believe in you. Readership for a blogger is what fuels our writings and our messages. Comments and customers remind us that what we do brings value. It’s meaning at a community level!
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