It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. It is, as a vegan and a fair to middling cook and baker, my absolute pleasure to showcase delicious plant powered food for friends and family.
I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season however and with whomever you celebrate. I will be spending time with my treasured family, as well as reflecting on what my vegan and AR advocacy will look like in the coming year.
My website, which has been getting short shrift in the last couple of months, will be a priority. Advocacy with some wonderful fellow vegans who have come into and now grace my life, will continue to be rewarding as well as astonishing. Who knew that this old gal could meet and connect so deeply with vegans and AR activists of all ages and from all walks of life. I am eternally grateful for you!
I intend to continue searching my heart for the best way to leave the smallest footprint, to avoid injuring those with whom I walk this earth and to advocate for the exploited animals who are being denied agency over their own lives and those of their family members. This human created exploitation and suffering in which I have unwittingly participated for most of my life, is incalculable, unremitting and unnecessary.
Being a daughter, a mother and a grandmother has been key in informing my veganism over the last several years. Being loved unconditionally by my mom and loving my children and grandchildren the way that I do is the deepest connection to life that I have ever experienced. This love has a ripple effect that includes and encompasses all of my family members (both two legged & four legged) and friends and the world at large.
It is my most fervent wish that all species of animals experience this freedom we call love and acceptance. Veganism is for their sake, for the planet and, by extension, for all humans.
May 2018 be a year of life affirming change, of understanding that our capacity for love and caring can be limitless, that we can extend our umbrella of protection to the suffering and that we can release other species of animals from the bondage in which they now languish.
Annie’s Vegan View
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and see you on the flip side.
May all beings be happy and free.