Hippie: one who is awareBeing a "hippie" is kind of a goal for me. Hippies are all about peace, love, happines, being green/eco-conscious, etc etc... and all those things sound pretty freakin' awesome to me. I say 'kind of' because I don't want to give up my luxuries, go off the grid and drive around in a van.
Things I've achieved that I can cross off my hippie goal checklist:
- I love Dharma and Greg! I mean LOVE this show. Back when we had cable, I used to DVR all the rerun episodes even though I've seen them all - MANY times. I mean, what's not to love about this show?
- I search for inner peace constantly. I yoga whenever I can, I follow @tinybuddha on twitter. Achieving inner peace is a hard one, but I am working on it.
- I reduce, reuse and recycle, use reusable grocery bags, buy 'green' cleaning products (Charlies Soap anyone?), I'd drive a Prius if I could fit 3 car seats and an additional kid in it.
- I do my best to be grateful. This concept is fairly new to me - but in my prayers every night I thank God for my blessings. And I am grateful I have an iPhone - even if it's just a 3G at the moment... on a 2G network (inside joke).
- I never wear proper shoes.
- I have a kid named Rainbow - middle names count!
- NOT a Republican!
So, what do I need to work on?
- Well, obviously achieving peace is an ongoing work in progress.
- I need to find ways to move my peace workings outwards - towards my family, community, and onwards. ;)
- Love more (ahem, Christopher - wink, wink)
- I need to be more green. I had this idea a while ago that I need to buy only locally grown produce. It's a great idea - and I'm going to do it. It's just harder than it sounds.
- Yoga MORE! Eventually I will be that hot yoga Mom. I even would love to teach yoga one day.
- Be more of a humanitarian.
- I want to get one of those fat buddhas in lotus position for my garden. And I need a garden.
p.s. Camping only makes you short term dirty, that's what I was trying to say.