For Crying Out Loud: Please Go Vegan!

>>  Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sometimes I do an awful lot of crying... Sad, sad tears.. I'm ever grateful to those friends who help wipe them away... 

It sure does get tough though. Not a day or hour can go by for the tuned-in to know that there's a universe of suffering going on out there... No wonder why I and many others can feel overwhelmed - and helpless to change much of it. So could it be - And surely it is - That just being there to listen to each others troubles becomes greater than that act might ever seem to be? I think it's true!

And so it's enough to want to share yet more tears... But those that come from sweet gladness and hope instead of the bitter ones of despair. Below is Joey Borden - A fine story teller with a worthy message:

Here is a link to his vegan story.
And his equally inspiring take on The Golden Rule.

I stumbled on Joey's videos at just the right time when I felt abundantly grateful for the comfort I found in others... And I hope that by sharing them - It will lighten someone else's burden too. Certainly with the world as harsh as it often is... We must take the chance to pay kindness forward when we can.

And through all the good found in others... It's never been more obvious to me - That the most profound acts of love and peace have got to be in the most easiest of deeds. It is found in simply allowing others the right to their own life by refusing to harm them... It's achieved by going vegan.


CQ June 16, 2012 at 4:16 PM  

I vote for Joey Borden to lead the ethical vegan movement into its prime!

With his modest and meek, gentle and generous, positive and peaceful, disarming and delightful manner and message, Joey is our answer to Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, and all the so-called compassionate and conscientious carnists touting the incongruous message of kind killing.

Thanks for sharing Joyful Joey with us, Bea. I've sent his three videos to a friend so she can consider showing one or more of them at our monthly vegan potluck dinner-and-movie nights!

veganelder June 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM  

Interesting isn't it...that so many find it so hard (apparently) to refrain from harming others. One would think it would be just the other way round.

Bea Elliott July 2, 2012 at 5:45 AM  

Hi CQ - Glad you found his message useful... In an "emerge gently" kind of way. ;)

Bea Elliott July 2, 2012 at 5:54 AM  

Hello veganelder - Yes, it boggles the mind how so many resist just doing what's right. Worse yet is that 99% of the world doesn't even see the harm - let alone desire to undo it.

Makes ya wanna cry sometimes... Out loud. :(