Today, we celebrate a joyous day. A pivotal day. A revolutionary day. Five years ago, Lindsay adopted a vegan lifestyle. After several months of experimentation and wavering, from vegetarian to pescatarian to vegetarian to vegan and all through the cycle again, Lindsay committed to a cruelty-free life, a life of compassion to all living beings, a long life of health & happiness, a life in alignment with her beliefs and principles. October 11th, 2008, Lindsay went/became/awakened vegan.
This action started an incredible positive ripple effect. The first of many beneficial happenings? The creation of Kiss Me, I'm Vegan! Yes, this here blog that you've been following for years, months, weeks, or maybe just discovered today - all because Lindsay made a life-changing choice and decided to document her amazing journey.
Oh wait! One of the most important things to come from all of
this? I'll put it like this, there are estimates from 95-195 animals saved for every year you eat/live vegan (numerous variables - for land animals, sea animals, clothing in addition to food, etc.). So, Lindsay, for all estimates-sake, has individually/ directly saved 475-975 animals. With the compassionate chain reaction she put into motion, just think about all of the animals saved. Wow wow wow, what a beautiful thought.
I want to personally celebrate my beautiful wife, and your most kissable blogger, Lindsay. Her dedication, drive, resolve, love, heart, compassion, passion, focus, and awareness for/of veganism is outstanding. Whether she knows it or not, she's made an indelible mark on this world, though she may not be able to measure it tangibly. She can measure it in my complete and utter love, appreciation, and respect - and hopefully all of yours too! Beyond marrying Lindsay, going vegan was one of the best choices I've ever made in my life; and, like marrying Lindsay, it's a choice that I've committed to for my entire life (which will be a lot longer because of it!). Thank you, my love.
To fully celebrate this five year benchmark, the first five years of a lifetime of health & compassion, I encourage YOU to please share a bit about your vegan story. How long have you been vegan? What do you love about being vegan? How has KMIV played a positive part in your life?
Happy 5th Veganniversary, Lindsay!