Among all the wonderful things that I enjoyed during our Christmas vist with family in Colorado this year, I took some quiet sweet pride, and celebration of an accomplishment on December 27, the day that marked five years of a very high raw diet for me. It was nice to have that anniversary where it all started just after Christmas, 2006. And it was nice to reflect a bit on how my life has changed since then. Certainly I am more slim, healthy, and energetic. Certainly my kitchen has been entirely rearranged by now. And certainly I have quite a repertoire of recipes to experiment with, share, and enjoy.
Yesterday, we attended the local Bike Club’s Annual New Year’s Day Ride and Chili Lunch. I brought a large kale salad to share, and was quite gratified (amazed, really) when several of the very serious bikers were helping themselves to large portions of it, all the while engaging me in conversation regarding its contents, nutritive value, and the like. No more reticence to try something raw that I witnessed five years ago. People were genuinely eager to see what I had concocted for the occasion and dove right into it.
For me, this having been able to introduce so many people in my family, workplace, Church, and social groups about the best possible way on earth to eat is really something to celebrate!
Happy 2012, everyone! May it be filled with lots of good food, plenty of good health, and the blessings of good relationships.