Most of us go to the grocery store and buy our groceries without really thinking about it. The packaging is irrelevant. What is the big deal? I wrote this article to try to bring my readers back to reality, to get you to think about the consequences of your actions. I want you to think about not just what you are doing, but why you are doing it.
The majority of us shop and shop and never think about the consequences of our actions. We think about how pretty the colorful package is, or how irresistible the packaging is. We never think about what is inside the colorful package, what it does, or what it will do to your immune system. It is only after we get home and open the colorful package, open our gift, and start to look at the contents of the gift that we realize that we did not read the fine print on the gift, we did not understand the giant giant label, and we did not know what we have given is poison.
My mother was so excited when she got her gift for her wedding. She was especially excited about the card that she opened to read the gift. It said “A Gift of Gold” and when she opened that gift to read the fine print it said “a toxin which breaks down like carbon”. My mother was so upset that she sent the card back, but not before tearing off the wrapping paper and throwing it in the trash. Now her wedding anniversary is coming up and she is thinking about changing her thought, because my mother did get a gift of gold.
I was thinking the same thing, until I opened my present to read the gift. It is about the right time to have such a thought, because I opened the present to see what is inside the colorful package. It is a tiny plastic ball which when exposed to light, turns into a gas. The balloon is green and after exposing to light it turns into gas.
This gas turns into a toxin, and it will grow bigger and bigger as it grows. Your immune system will not be able to stand the toxins and your own body will find it difficult to dispose. As I open the package I feel a twinge in my heart, my abdomen, and my throat. I know that I have not done right by my body and my future children and grandchildren.
I do not think about how pretty the package is. I do not think about what it is going to do to my mood. It is obvious to me that I have not done right by my body. I also know that I am making myself a future.
So I open my gift and what I see makes me cry. It is a bag which I know is a diaper cover for my baby. It will be perfect for my little one. It is a cloth diaper cover, which is a natural organic product. This product is so much better than the diapers which are chemically soaked and do not smell. There is no need for the toxic chemicals to use in diapers. The cover will not hurt my baby. The scent will not hurt her. And she will grow to be healthy.
Now I know that I have not done right by my body and my future children and grandchildren.
This is not the first time I have made myself a future. Many years ago I have bought myself shoes that made me feel beautiful. Those shoes became a future. A future that I now wear and enjoy.