Daily Dose of Philosophical Encouragement

Hello, world.
I’m always a sucker for some wholesome, philosophical goodness in the form of words so sweet they flow like honey.

This post by a fellow blogger carries this goodness & led me to the following words of beautiful wisdom:

“What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”

– Maya Angelou

Wishing you a day of love,


A Quote to Live By

Some powerful words in regards to fighting against animal cruelty:

“Compassion is a renewable resource. It is flexing a muscle that grows stronger as we use it. We know that those who benefit from our compassion- it can mean the difference between life and death, freedom or imprisonment. We are in a position where we hold so much power, just as people; people who have the means to have a voice & the freedom to have a voice. We must not squander this opportunity that we have. We must do everything that we can.”

Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy For Animals

See full video here. It’s the kind that makes you proud to be vegan & is a great reminder of why you chose (or are thinking about chosing) this lifestyle.