I love sharing fruit.
Today I was in art class and my classmate was complaining that he was hungry. I gave him one of my perfectly ripe bananas and he was so thankful! Then another guy asked if he could possibly have a banana... and I gladly gave him one without hesitation! I also bought a pear for my friend after school. =)
You see, I fully believe that they needed it more than me. I eat lots of fruit ALL day long... I could live without 2 bananas!!! These people do not eat much fruit. They are constantly eating processed, refined, dead food. There is no energy in the food they eat!!! WHen I share fruit with them, I am sharing HEALTH and I am contributing to their well-being.
When I first went raw, I felt like I would die if i didn't constantly have food around. I felt like I would pass out or not be able to function. I kept imagining myself in a terrible situation where I would be starving and would cave into cooked foods.
Well... now I don't even see cooked or processed food as "food." So there is no problem with "caving in" there. Also, I realized that simply having a good hardy breakfast can keep me going for most of the day! (granted, I still eat quite a large lunch... but giving up 2 bananas really doesn't matter that much in the long run! I can just add another fruit to my evening dinner, you know!?)
Since i realized that I do not have to keep all my fruit to myself to survive, I have felt a compulsive urge to constantly share. It makes me feel so good! Everytime I bring strawberries to school, I always pack extra. Last time I ended up giving probably a 3rd of my whole meal away to people who asked or looked interested. I offer grapes, orange segments, bites of an apple, dates... you name it! I love seeing people smile when they eat a piece of fruit.
Sharing has always been a magical thing to me. And sharing fruit is on a whole new level. Giving the gift of HEALTH is the best gift you can GIVE!!! Share fruit, spread the word!!!!