Naner ice cream!!
Ice cream anyone? Well, not exactly – it’s Banana Soft-Serve!! I got this recipe from the lovely Gena of Choosing Raw and am in love my friends. Simply throw some frozen bananas in your food processor (and if you’re like me and love spice, add a big dash of cinnamon) and blend until the consistency of ice cream!!
On to the serious stuff… This morning I read a really inspiring post on http://ohsheglows.com/s blog concerning negative comments from others, which you guys should definitely read if you haven’t already: Click Here!
A part of life is learning to deal with the negative. Negative thoughts are bad, but at least you have the power to change them, negative comments from others, well… you don’t have much control there. What you can control though is how you let it affect you. Remember, most negative comments are a reflection of that person’s insecurities, not due to a problem with you.
I have gotten tons of negative comments related to not eating meat, running marathons, not drinking a ton… you name it. I admit these comments can be tough when I’m already having a bad day, but I always do my best to follow them up with a positive thought about myself in my head. Arguing with people who want to put you down will get you nowhere. People who think you’re a freak for not eating meat, will continue to think so no matter what you say until they decide to open their minds. One of my favorite quotes from “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer addresses this – “It’s always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.” So true.
So lovies, do what makes you happy and keep your head high. On Monday I will set out to tackle the Boston Marathon. I will do this knowing that there are people out there who don’t understand what I’m doing, who have told me it will hurt me, kill me, render me unable to have children (umm yeah), etc. I will with those people’s negative comments pushing me from behind like a gentle wind helping me move forward, and I will not stop there. I will continue to race in the future. I will continue to make health-conscious food choices in the future. I will continue to silently prove the naysayers wrong. I don’t need a soapbox to change minds, I just need to be kind and show others by example that there is more than one way to live your life and be happy (and healthy).
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi