Honoring Our Gifts: Food

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{Christina’s Gift Perspective}

One of the most basic gifts that is most sustainable to human life is food. The ability to nourish our bodies. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are in the top 30% of the world who has food readily accessible to them. It’s a miracle that there is so much life on this planet to sustain the billions of people around the globe.

Without the plants doing their jobs of growing and producing food, we wouldn’t survive because even the animals some of us eat sustain themselves on plant life somewhere in their natural cycle. We depend on little seeds being buried in dirt, somehow finding a way to crack open and create roots and leaf to grab the sunshine. Isn’t is amazing that trillions of seeds have opened just to offer you nourishment?

Even beyond that major miracle, we are gifted by the hands of the people who picked the food and got it to your store or market. Or the people who prepare it into yummy dishes that we savor. There are so many gifts when it comes to food – so many miracles and hands along the way to ensure that each of us has the fuel to continue thriving.

How can we honor the gift of food today?

Here are some of my ideas – please share yours!

  • Plant something – even though its not planting season, put a seed in some dirt, give it light and water and see what happens
  • Do a ritual blessing before you eat giving thanks to all the plants (& animals) that have given you this offering
  • Send a thank you note to your favorite farmer, chef, family food provider or preparer or food helper

What else can you think of?

Simple ways to be grateful for our gifts. And of course, you don’t have to stick to our calendar – you can be grateful for anything that comes along today. This is just a prompt.

I’d love to hear what you are honoring today and how you are doing it. Check in with us and leave some comments.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sparkyjen says:

    The way I will honor the gift of food in my house today is by eating the food that will perish shortly before it actually does. Since I can afford to buy it, and have the ability to store it properly, the stove to cook it safely, and the dishes to arrange it colorfully, there is no reason to waste one drop of it carelessly.

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    1. Christina S. says:

      LOVE THIS! What a fantastic way to honor what we have. So much goes to waste in our society. I believe we too often see it as a commodity and not the miraculous gift it is. Thanks for this!

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      1. Sparkyjen says:

        You are very welcome. Highest and Best!

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