When I think of the word LEGACY, I think about what someone who has died has left behind.....who they were, what they did...what was outstanding in their life..
Look up the word in the dictionary...leg⋅a⋅cy
1. Law. a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome.
Changing our eating habits is one of the most life changing things we can do. I have heard it quoted on a raw food film, "You can get a man to change his religion easier than his diet."
How we eat has been ingrained into us since we were children. When we were young and fell down, we were offered food to make us feel better...when we were sad, mad or glad, we were offered food...we eat the same foods that our family ate. We use the same recipes...food is used on every occasion to celebrate...food is filled with emotions for us!
The SAD family legacy that was handed down to us about food doesn't have to rule our lives! We are making conscious decisions every day to change this legacy.
Remember: Others are watching you all the time...in the grocery store they notice your cart full of produce...who knows who you are influencing...Your family (in house or not) and friends are watching you...they all know that you are doing something earthshaking...that is why some of them question you...because they know they should do something different too...so challenging you is easier than doing it themselves!
Being aware of all of this: DECIDE TODAY THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR YOU, OF COURSE! But when you get discouraged, think about the bigger picture: Become the LIVING RAW LEGACY NOW for others to pattern themselves after! Mentor people by your example now! Think about the legacy you are living now and what you will leave behind when you are no longer around!!
Let's live the legacy now...
Susan : )