Posted by Cass - 05 May 2012
Food glorious food! We think about it all the time but are we really grateful for it.
We have all lost the habit of saying grace before we eat but without food it would be impossible to function.
I had to think about how the food got on my plate. How many people had been involved in the production, collection and distribution of my food. How much choice I have when I go to the supermarket and how many people do not have enough food to eat.
Food is a gift from nature which also includes the water, without which, nothing could grow and this includes animals, vegetables, fruit and human beings.
Water is a gift also and it helps the body prosper and flourish. It is need by mankind for manufacturing, mining, making glass and plastic. It is needed to keep up us clean and our bodies alive and healthy. It is the major ingredient of each and every one of us.
So we should give thanks for the miracle of food and water. I thought about the fact that I had meals with friends because of these resources. I am healthy because of these gifts.
I needed to concentrate when I was eating or drinking and really taste what I had in my mouth. This processes made the flavours more noticeable and I ate with relish.
Gratitude should become a habit and by giving thanks we will attract more of the health giving qualities of our food and drink. What we put in our bodies is important and we should never forget that we are always a result of our daily intake.
More reasons to be thankful were added to my list which is growing day by day and during the day I gave more thought to what I ate and drunk.
My Magic Rock thought was: How lucky I was to have such the good friend who I met today and spent time with eating a fantastic meal, drinking a glass or two of wine and sharing ideas and dreams.
Share in the journey by reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne.