It has been a little crazy around the Hayes house the last few days. We’re still in the midst of tearing down damaged parts of our home and putting them back together better than before. Well, we’re not exactly doing it. Some qualified professionals are since anything we do ourselves usually has to be redone later!
All this craziness has made me think about how when we began our plant based journey to change our diet and improve our health, we had to do the same thing— tear down and discard all of our old ideas about what healthy eating is and build new ones along with gathering a new arsenal of foods and recipes to begin building up our health!
I feel so happy and honored that I have been able to make so many new friends in the course of our journey and we got together with many of them this past Friday evening to enjoy plant strong pizza. We were 18 strong and we had folks of all ages, from age 2-60+. The wonderful thing about this lifestyle is that it is never too early or too late to begin learning about preventing and reversing disease through plant based eating.
My niece Amanda came with her 2 boys and her oldest often asks her why people eat junk food! Their favorite food is salad and they love bean burritos. I am so proud of her for involving them in preparing their food and getting the off to a great start.
We also have some members who are retirement age and it’s exciting to see them come to our gatherings with open minds to hear new ideas and experience new foods. A plant based acquaintance on engine2extra told me a story about her father last summer. He came to plant-based eating in his late 80’s and was feeling so great after his first month, that he e-mailed all of his friends to share his good news. One of them replied back that it was too late for him to change and for the diet to do any good at his age. He became furious and held fast to his stance that he knew he was doing the right thing and that he would continue to have wonderful benefits.
That is my wish for our new Engine 2 friends, that they will experience such wonderful benefits in these 28 days that they will not be deterred or discouraged from this path!
Remember to have fun with your food and enjoy!