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sometimes even GreenSmoothieGirl is “normal”

Robyn Openshaw, MSW - Sep 13, 2009 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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.”

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5 thoughts on “sometimes even GreenSmoothieGirl is “normal””

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is so true! This is really becoming a revolution. I have felt shy around sharing my green smoothie miracle with some people because I “thought” they would think I am weird. But a couple (who I believed thought of me as a wackjob!) came over and asked me to teach them how to do it! Also, my inlaws came to visit and were a bit disapproving….then the next stop on their road trip…guess what the people were making?? Green smoothies!! So they felt cool because they could say they had just spent a week drinking green smoothies!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is really funny!!! I actually feel more normal than the “normal” families.

    I hope it’s true what you say, that people will come around asking for advice. I have a friend that is quiet rude about the way I eat… and she has a BS in Exercise Science and a masters in Nutrition. Go figure! And she wonders why she can’t lose weight.

  3. Ha, ha. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  4. Anonymous says:

    The last thing I have ever wanted to be was like everyone else “normal”. Look at what “normal” has done for our society at large….Diabetes, Obesity, Syndrome X.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Robyn your comment is so true–people think you are weird, then they get used to it, and soon they embrace it.

    Example: My husband thought my first green smoothies were weird seven years ago, but now he can’t remember anything different. He asked me the other day why smoothies at juice bars aren’t green. I said “because they don’t have greens in them.” He had forgotten you could make a smoothie any other way, lol.

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