Today, You Could...

Start that vegan blog you've been meaning to.

Make your first (or hundredth!) vegan meal for you and a friend to share.

Tackle that Isa Chandra Moskowitz or Sarah Kramer recipe you've been dying to try.

Sign a few petitions for animals.

Make a petition of your own

Choose to forgive yourself and start again, if you've been trying to go vegan and have been slipping. 

Spend fifteen minutes researching reasons to go vegan if you haven't found enough yet.

Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself 
Any direction you choose!
- Dr. Seuss

Plant a veggie garden if you have a backyard, a patch of grass to call your own, or even a windowsill.

Listen to a vegan podcast.

Become a member of Animal Acres.

Become a member of Farm Sanctuary

Become a member of Mercy for Animals.

Become a member of PETA.

Put down that glass of cow's milk and never look back - here's why.

Give a friend a hug, tell them you love them, and treat them to a soy latte at your favorite veggie friendly coffee joint. 

Carve out time in your schedule to finally make that trip out to your local farmed animal sanctuary.

Spend ten minutes meditating, praying, or just sitting and listening to that still, small voice inside for ways to help animals this year.

Plan a vegan potluck. 

Better yet, plan a 4th of July "No Meat and Mingle" vegan BBQ.

Swap out your scrambled eggs for tofu scramble - here's how.

Hug, kiss, and cuddle with each and every one of your companion animals. 

Hold the door open for the person behind you, smile at them, and tell them to have a beautiful day. 

Start your vegan pledge and commit to it. 

Buy and stick a vegan-friendly bumper sticker on the back of your car.

Start penning your own vegan cookbook. 

Take a deep breath, and make a promise today to honor the animals - and yourself - with every choice you make. Choose compassion. Choose kindness. Choose love.

When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one being, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
- Oprah Winfrey

All photos above @ Connie Pugh.  


Myra Wolf said…
I just signed on for a second and the first thing I saw was a new post on your blog....boy oh boy I loved reading that! A big ole shot of love!! Xoxo I love you and the heart and soul of you so much!'xoxo
I am so inspired by this post that I am going to share it on Facebook! Thanks for the inspiration today. :-)
Lindsay said…
Thanks so much Leah! And as always, love you and thank you mama. :)
Harry said…
What a great post to start the day with! And Dr Seuss - always a favourite.

Thank you for the beauty.
I love these suggestions! It genuinely makes me want to plan a vegan pot luck and start my own petition! Where have you found vegan bumper stickers?
Lindsay said…
Hey Jesse -

Wonderful! I've found my vegan bumper stickers at Farm Sanctuary events, but you can order them off of any vegan friendly website, really. Let me know if you find any good ones!
Meghan said…
Thank you so much for this. My faith in my choices has been waning for a while and reading this helped me reaffirm my beliefs and I am finally ready to become fully vegan. Thank you for the inspiration!
Lindsay said…
Thank YOU Meghan - you are the reason I do what I do! :)
Jessica said…
Love this post! Have shared on twitter and facebook :-) xx
Great post! We always need to hear these things from time to time.
tan said…
I love this post.Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
C said…
Wow, Lindsay, that is so beautiful. Thank you! I am a little emotional today and got a little teary eyed. But it felt good! :-)
thank you for your post, i have shared on my link, thank you