~these are the days of sharing poofy love~
It’s after midnight. I just drove two hours home from a Poofy party. I’m beat. Writing about small moment living isn’t as appealing as sleeping. But I’m not one to give up so easily and this challenge is almost over! So this will be quick, but writing away I go~
You know how people might say something like, “this isn’t the hill I’m going to die on…” Meaning, this isn’t worth the fight.
I’ve chosen my hills over the years. Some hills I thought I would die on, so to speak. And in that particular season of life, I would have. Some hills, I’m still standing on. Some hills, I’m on my way down.
I think there’s different seasons in life where we have different passions. And sometimes we’re driven by the same passions throughout our lives.
I’m always interested in people’s reactions when I share with them the truth about the cosmetics industry. They are usually shocked when I share certain statistics or just information about labeling and the lack of regulations in the industry. They really don’t understand why companies are allowed to do what they do if it’s not in the best interest of consumers.
I love sharing the Poofy love. I choose these products for my family for many reasons. When you have an event in your home you are sharing the Poofy love but you’re also looking out for the health of your friends and family by offering them an alternative to the toxic products that exist in their homes.
Tonight as I was sharing, the one fact that really got to everyone was that Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox. Just when you think you found a product that’s good, you find out that they too, make claims that you can’t trust.
And while having a Poofy party isn’t really a small moment of living, realizing that educating people about this stuff is one of my hills, most certainly is a small moment.
Because I’m willing to stand on it and fight. I’m done apologizing for wanting to live a more natural and toxic-free life. I’m done trying to justify to others why eating well is important. I want people to care. I want people to understand just how toxic our world is to us and our precious children.
I’m not in this thing to make a bunch of money selling products. I want people to really know and understand what they’re buying and rubbing all over their bodies. Companies shouldn’t be allowed to get away with what they do.
Because when you work hard for your money, you should know what you are getting when you buy a product. At what point, will we as consumers put our foot down and demand that cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting chemicals not be allowed in our products? And if companies won’t listen, then when will we be willing to put our foot down and stop supporting them?
There’s a lot of other hills I stand on and want to fight, some that are maybe even more important than this. But tonight wasn’t about those hills. Tonight I was reminded that this one is important. I’m not backing down. I’m not going away. You can choose to not read when I write about this stuff, whether it be food or cosmetics or whatever. Chances are if that’s you, you’re not reading this anyway.
Who else is willing to climb on this hill and let their voice be heard? It’s a small army. But it’s our health, our children, our world and their future. Even if I stand alone in this one, I’m still willing to do it.
And if this isn’t your hill, that’s ok. But choose one. Choose your hill to stand on and fight the good fight.
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