How apparent it has become that it costs too much to be cheap. Our country has tanked for many reasons, but a few are because of convenience foods (that costs us our health and the planet’s too), as well as inexpensive goods (that come from cheap labor.) This habit for convenient deals has filled our homes with junk, filled the planet with junk, put us in debt, robbed us of our vitality and health, and severely decreased exports and jobs in The USA. Was it worth it? This is a very expensive lesson. We can no longer afford to be cheap! Let’s turn things around by taking responsibility for our actions.
Three ways we can make a difference:
1. Chose to eat only whole foods.
Avoid restaurants and highly processed packaged foods. These foods dehydrate you, over stimulate you, tax your system and retard your taste buds. Keep your system clear of foods that throw it off-balance and create additional waste (in you and in landfills.) Choose foods that you can eat as is, like fruits and vegetables. Choose to make all of your meals yourself or choose meals that are very simple and made fresh locally.
2. Do not buy, take or use what you do not need.
Be mindful of buying extra stuff for you or your loved ones. Forget the latest gadgets, forget the current fads and forget cheap gifts. Also, get out of the habit of taking extra napkins, additional sugar packets or unnecessary plastic utensils. Bring your own shopping bags when you leave the house. Be aware of the magazines and books you buy, as well as the documents you print. Don’t use excessive toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels and water. Cancel your junk-mail and receive all of your bills and notices via email. Minimize your consumption and waste as much as possible.
3. When you buy, don’t spend your money – invest it.
Buy goods that last a long time. Buy goods that are eco-friendly. Buy goods that increase your health. Buy goods that increase in value. Buy goods that are made in the USA. Buy goods that are stainless steel, glass or wood. Buy goods that are organic. Buy goods that are handmade and local. Buy goods that support a good cause. Buy goods that show you care. ♥