F or the last 7 days, I’ve been blogging through Julie Hester ‘s 7 Days of Gratitude with the prompts suggested by her. Today, on Day 7, I express gratitude for food.
Gratitude For Food
Describe something you eat today. Or if you are preparing food for yourself or others, describe the process of prepping and cooking it. Begin with the details, and then see where your writing takes you
Gratitude creates a sense of abundance, the knowing that you have what you need. In that climate of sufficiency, our hunger for more abates and we take only what we need, in respect for the generosity of the giver.Robin Wall Kimmerer
I used to have a very strange relationship with food. I didn’t allow myself to really enjoy it. I realised some years ago that this came from my mother’s relationship with food. Food for her was something you consumed to keep you going. She never really relished it.
I used to cook off and on, but it was only after I got married, at the age of 41, that I really allowed myself to experiment with cooking and also really relish my food. The fact that José is a foodie helped a lot. But I also realized that I have a good palate. I’m pretty good at guessing ingredients and turning out a dish somewhat similar to something we tasted somewhere.
The drawback with my experimenting is that some of what I cook is of the ‘never-before-never-again’ variety!
Today, I give thanks for the food that I often take for granted! I am grateful!
By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.Rabbi Herschel Schachter