I went to the store with my kids last night to let them buy whatever they want to host a movie party for their friends. They put the Starbursts, chips, and microwave popcorn on the conveyor belt. I was, of course, looking around furtively, hoping that no GSG reader (or neighbor, family member, or friend, for that matter) sees this egregious (and rare!) breach of protocol. My kids, however, are staring at the conveyor belt, lost in thought.
Ever wonder what your kids are thinking when they look like that?
In this case, I didn’t have to wonder, because my daughter leaned over and pointed at the loot, and whispered,
“Mom! It’s kind of like we’re a NORMAL family!”
LOL! (But, too bad that this is what “normal” now looks like!)
One part of my transition, 15 years ago, to feeding my family exclusively whole foods (almost all plant foods, 60-80% raw or more) was getting comfortable with the fact that some people don’t see me as “normal.” I say this a lot, but I think it bears repeating: remember that if you do this long enough, some of the same people who are rolling their eyes at you right now will be people coming to you for advice and help years from now. It’s Ecclesiastes 11:1, which will help you trust in karma, that if you do right and help others, good will be returned to you:
“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”