I’ll talk forever about ingredients and contents of all the things. But being #alittlelesstoxic is about so much more than what we use, eat, or drink. I am forever going to grow at being less toxic in my thoughts and actions too. Just like the products and foods, there is no ultimate “arrival” for me, this side of heaven. I’m not in a constant battle of striving and feeling like I’m not enough. Not anymore. AND I do think I can always grow and learn more.

If there were an ingredient label on me, what would people see listed there? Gosh. That’s kinds of eye opening and makes me feel a bit uneasy. I hope they’d see integrity, kindness, compassion, strength, empathy, faithfulness, humor, and fight. In reality there’s some smaller amounts of impatience, desire to control, fear, doubt, self condemnation, and other things I’m working to completely eliminate from that list, if possible. The first ingredient on a list is always what is most abundant inside. What’s mine?

💕 Above all, I want my main ingredient to be love. I want that to be what people experience when they interact with me. Online, offline, everywhere. Love should be the first ingredient listed.

Unlike packaged products, people can’t just look at me and see a list of what’s inside. But if they shake me up, what pours out is what’s in here. If they’re around me long enough they’ll get a good idea of what I’m made of. If I can serve up love above all, the rest of the ingredients are going to become better and better.

is patient
is kind
is not envious
does not boast
is not proud
doesn’t dishonor others
isn’t self-seeking
Isn’t easily angered
keeps no record of wrongs
doesn’t delight in evil
rejoices with the truth
always protects
always trusts
always hopes
always perseveres

📝 What would people read on your ingredient list? What would you want to be listed there?

A few of my favorite verses on love 💕
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬
“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭16:14‬
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John‬ ‭13:35‬
“Walk in love” Eph 5:2