It’s funny, as I’m writing this new post, I am reminded of my earlier post regarding compassion and the importance of it. It’s what I believe is “essential” to a healthy lifestyle. Why is compassion essential to living a healthier lifestyle? Well, when you show compassion and you practice it, then your life becomes less complicated and you open your heart and mind to better things and higher achievements. There is less hatred, anger, and bitterness and you are also helping someone or something achieve a higher state of being as well.
Compassion is essential in everyone’s life because it helps the world become a better place. Yes, it may sound like a beauty pageant answer, but when you really delve into the reasons behind compassion and why it’s important, you’ll understand that everyone – children and adults – need to practice it. For me, compassion should be placed especially on those who need it – people, animals, plants, you name it. When you help an old lady carry her grocery bags to her car or help someone who has fallen, or help an injured animal to safety, you are showing those you are helping that they are not alone in their hardship. Thus, you have given them a better reason to be happier and to achieve something better.
I think one reason why I became a vegetarian was when I was a little girl, I witnessed an injustice done upon an animal. It saddened me at that time and I really couldn’t understand why anyone would hurt an innocent animal. From then on, I realized that eating animals wasn’t right – we have no right in eating an animal. I mean, what’s next – eating humans? There may be many reasons why we want to feel compassion and why we feel compelled to be compassionate. If you find your own reason, then it becomes easier to show it and to teach others as well.
Currently, Nordic Naturals, who is a leading manufacturer of natural vitamins for children and adults, is conducting a contest on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nordicnaturals?ref=ts&sk=wall and their website: http://whatsessential.com/ on “What is Essential” to you. It could be anything meaningful to you and you have the chance to share your story on their Facebook page or their website. If you win, you can win a trip to Caifornia or a Canon camcorder! As an official Healthy Child Healthy World blogger, I was given the opportunity to share this contest with you. Below are the details to the contest:
Share your What’s Essential™ story, and enter to win a ticket to California!
We want to know what matters most in your life. So we’ve designed the What’s Essential contest that will run from January to April 2012 with prizes to get you motivated and musing! What’s Essential to you? Is it spending time with friends and family? Is it hanging with your pet? Finishing a marathon this year, or perhaps running a mile every day? Share your What’s Essential story, and enter to win!
How to enter? It’s simple…
1. Like us on Facebook or visit www.whatsessential.com
2. Submit your What’s Essential story and accompanying image
3. Tell your friends, and their friends, to share their What’s Essential story, too!
What you will win:
The What’s Essential Contest will award 19 prizes to the top What’s Essential entries. Here’s what they win!
Grand Prize Winner: One winner will receive a trip for two to Santa Cruz, California with all the trimmings, including airfare, car rental, hotel, spending money, Nordic Naturals award winning omegas and more*!
Second Prize Winners: Each of the six Second Prize winners will receive one Canon® Vixia HF M400 camcorder and a one-year supply of Nordic Naturals award winning omegas.*
Third Prize Winners: Each of the twelve Third Prize winners will receive a one-year supply of Nordic Naturals award winning omegas.*
*See official rules at whatsessential.com.
Good luck and if you’re a lucky winner, be sure to let us know!
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