This Tibetan monk was sitting in a park and was moved to bless the deer that gathered ‘round him. Someone snapped a picture, and when they looked at it, a rainbow had appeared… never underestimate the magic and power of gratitude.
A succinct documentary explaining Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed NYC soda ban. And while not the perfect solution — or the only solution, for that matter — it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Full disclosure: I am in complete support of this and similar bans being instituted across the country. Because let’s be honest, nobody needs a 54 oz. cup of soda at the movies or a 24 oz. cup of lemonade over a meal. And like the narrator so aptly points out, if you really want that much soda or your choice sugary beverage, you can still have it (you’ll just need to buy two cups, instead of one) — in other words, this is not infringing on anyone’s civil liberties. Really what this ban accomplishes is making people realize and confront how much of a sugary beverage they are consuming, and hopefully helps them to reflect on how unhealthy of a habit that is.
totally agreed. No one needs 54 oz of high fructose corn syrup, but if you really want it, you can still get it, so no one’s rights are being infringed upon. It will just become a bit more of a conscious decision if you have to buy three cups.