Being Grateful

It seems like these days, many of us are forgetting to be thankful for what we have.  We are distracted, focusing on things we want, instead of what we already have at that single time and instance.  This is happening in all aspects of our lives, and it leads to many people disregarding the simple fact that we are here and living on this beautiful could-be-paradise called Earth.  But what an amazing and humbling thing that is to consider!  Right now though, let’s focus on being grateful for what we have on our plates.

In this modern society, with our busy schedules, we don’t seem to be finding enough time to sit down and really think about where our food comes from.  If you consciously invest some thought into everything that has gone into your meal, you can’t help but be grateful for it.  It’s incredible to think about!  Next time you eat, follow the chain of events that brought that food to your plate.  Think about all the hard work that has gone into it, who cooked and prepared it, and where it came from before that.  Think about who cleaned it, who harvested it.  Think about the farmers who nurtured it, and all the time it took to grow out there in the earth and sunshine.  All of this, ultimately just for you!  It’s basically the miracle of life right on your plate, and that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.  If you can develop this awareness every time you eat, then you are surely on the right path towards a healthy mind, body, and soul.  The whole idea is, as we foster this appreciation for food and where it comes from, our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with this wonderful, tiny planet we are trying to survive on will also evolve.

I’d like to use this blog to talk about just being aware and conscious of everything that goes into your food and your body.  I want to talk about how great it feels to be able to sit down and have a meal, that when you really think about all those things, you really will feel good about it and it will really make you feel good to eat!

Welcome to EatLoveNow!  Enjoy!

-Melissa