Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Pt. 2

On a more somber note...let's all close our eyes for a second to at least acknowledge the massive amount of slaughter that went on during the weeks coming up to this family feast we call "Thanksgiving". There was staggering amount of suffering and death going on while we were sitting inside our warm houses and apartments.
I'm not saying that we have to feel bad for it, thats up for you to decide,
but we should at least acknowledge in some small way the suffering and sacrifice they gave
so that people could devour their roasted carcasses.

Ok...a little harsh? But technically true, right? Its all about the wording of it.

I just don't find it appealing anymore to eat any of that stuff.
You truly just float (or soar) further and further away from all that after going raw for a while.

Being Thankful

I'm thankful that I can sleep at night without my feet aching from cold.
I'm thankful that soldiers from an invading country haven't come into my home and killed some of my family members.
I'm lucky that I have eyes to see, and feet to walk on.
I'm thankful for all the experiences and people that I have met in my life.
Every single one of them was and is a teacher, whether they know it or not.
And I'm thankful for parents that can't stand George Bush. Really Thankful.

Here is a thought: We are walking works of priceless art.
What would you pay to get your legs back?
What would you pay to get your dying child back to good health?
What would you pay to get your memory back?
We just have so much, and we don't even truly realize it.
Every moment should be an act of celebration.

The most priceless stuff we have is what we notice the least. So ridiculous, no?

Our bodies are one of our most prized possessions, but most of us treat them like a garbage dump and a graveyard.

Be thankful that you are warm tonight. (Hopefully you feet are cold and i wouldnt mind a sweater right now...)

And the more you celebrate thanksgiving every single day,
the more estatic you will be for what you have going well for you that you will simply attract
(I dont want to use that word, but it really fits) more of what will keep you feeling BLISS.

Try this...

Every morning you wake up. For like 5 minutes, or even 2 at first...
Feel gratefulness for all the positive things you have in your life.
Just feel that gratitude, and feel gratitude for good stuff coming your way.

And if you are really on'll do the same thing before you go to bed.
Once you are REALLY on will want to be doing this whenever you have a second to think about it. Every spare moment could begin flowing towards gratitude and realized dreams.

The Potluck was tonight...Saturday the 24th.
4 hours flew by like it was nothing.

This could be big...I'll talk all about it tomorrow. to bed. Have you had your greens today?

We gotta check up on each other!



Anonymous said...

Anthony-- Thank you for always being strong. So many of us are struggling with the pressure and ignorance of this season. We need to be truly thankful for the freedom and opportunity that we live in.

Anthony said...

Thanks friend. I think simply by being conscious of why we are celebrating and why we are eating certain things, it will make all the difference at the personal level. Slaves to tradition?

Anisha said...

I wasn't able to celebrate this year cause I am not around my family...but it was the Best holiday ever (aside from studying for an exam). It was so peaceful, no hurt feelings for not eating someone's creations, no one "accidently" putting something in my plate that I don't consume, and no stress. I wish this could be my tgives every year, but its not up to me. Oh well. I am thankful for what I was able to enjoy; and I am Thankful that my very last exam is tomorrow!! (=

california girl said...

Really wise words on both counts- 1) truly stop and think about the horrors perpetuated by eating animals and do I want to be a part of it; and 2) gratitude- it really needs to be a daily reflection. We have so much to be thankful for and the reality of what many around the world live with is tragic and hard to fathom.

Thanks for your consistent wisdom and reflection. As a new raw foodist I look forward to all of your posts- peace!

Chef de Mocha said...

Very good Post big A! Laws of attraction - focused on the Negative, Then the Negative you shall attract - That is why you're correct: Focus on the Positive.

Courtney Pool said...

Thanks for the humbling reminder, Anthony. You speak the truth! ;) :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVED this blog. It left me feeling all nice and warm inside :)haha