Thankful for Organics
I am so thankful for organics. This is the time of year where we reflect on all the things we are thankful for. Although everyday is a chance to show gratitude, this time of year is especially important. This year has been a fantastic year! There have been many ups and downs but I am so thankful for it all.
This year, I have seen a major increase in organic products. Just the fact that Expo West had about 85,000 attendees and the show tripled in size shows how much the natural product industry has expanded. For one, many conventional brands are adding an organic line of their famous products. That means that the organic lifestyle is coming into the mainstream. Also, with the acquisition of Whole Foods and Amazon, the prices of some organic products are decreasing. That’s something to be thankful for. Hopefully, Whole Foods will stay true to their core values as they move forward. Even though our food system is still broken, there are still many companies that are defying the odds and not selling out to big corporations. Despite it all, I am thankful that people are starting to purchase more organic foods and products.
I want to say how thankful I am to my family and friends. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people who have supported me through my endeavors. Most of my family and friends do not follow an organic lifestyle or aren’t as dedicated as I am. But, they still support me and will take me to organic restaurants or buy me organic chocolate. I couldn’t be doing what I am doing without their support.
This year, I was fortunate to spend about 2 months in Los Angeles. One of my close friends from high school lives there and he showed me around Los Angeles. He does not follow an organic lifestyle but of course he knows that I do. The few times we met up, he took me to a few different organic restaurants, which was so nice of him. He didn’t have to do that. I felt so thankful that he went out of his way to accommodate my lifestyle because not that many people are willing to do that or are open to it.
I never mentioned this or fully explained it but at 18 years old I went through some health issues. Someone at that point mentioned to me that I should change my diet to an organic one. With changing my diet, it didn’t only include food. It also included hair products, body products, makeup, and more. After changing my lifestyle, I felt so much better and my health issues weren’t as prevalent. I fell in love with the lifestyle. It saved my life at that moment and I have never looked back. I will write a full blog post soon going more in depth on this. But, I am thankful for organics because it not only saved my life but it gave me life as well. It is my biggest passion that I love sharing with all of you and everyone around me.
Lastly, I want to apologize to my loyal readers that I have not written a new blog post in awhile. Even with my fantastic year, I have had a major case of writers block. I know it is no excuse but I feel with opening myself to the world, I personally need to feel open in order to give you my best work. I take pride in Sara’s Organic Eats and I always want to deliver something that I love with full passion and from the heart. But don’t worry because there will be more posts coming soon! I am so thankful to all of you (my readers and followers) , for allowing me to share my passion with you.
Remember, life is short. Always show gratitude every chance you get. Always take the opportunity to brighten someone’s day. Kindness goes a long way.
The organic lifestyle has changed my life in so many more ways than I could ever imagine. I am grateful for everything that has happened to me whether it was good or bad because it got me to this moment. Find your passion because once you do, your life will change forever.