I truly appreciate it when someone appreciates me for what I am. It took me lots of time to figure out my spot of happiness and then walk a positive path towards getting all what I desire. We take time to see goodness which is present within ourself. I saw something good in me which actually started from a ready to eat supermarket discounted gourmet sandwich.
What happened was: “I wanted to have a specific pack of lamb meat pastrami sandwich while shopping groceries & I wasn’t able to buy that because it was a little overpriced gourmet brand. I already bought a salad that night for dinner. Being a student staying away from home under a tight budget, i didn’t have the luxury/option to buy dinner twice. During weekend I bought same sandwich packs (4 for the price of 1) under sale because the expiry date was just four days left. Next two days i had that sandwich and my trusty magical black coffee in breakfast, lunch & dinner. Friends asked me: how am I not bored of eating the same thing so many times? I will not lie, I was bored of it’s taste within the first day itself. I realised when you get something more than you desire, you don’t have desire left for it. But food is food, it’s necessity for few & few treat it like nothing. Next I discovered the best positive quality in me: I literally don’t remember last time I wasted food. And this previous bold line remains same today as well. Once food is served in my plate, it never reaches bin. I have struggled enough to afford what I have & I can never undervalue them”.
I have seen kids/elders/old people trying to survive somehow in community centres, orphanages & shelter homes. When I talk to them about “how’s their life”, their words come out as if a piece of bread on plate & roof over head is real luxury. Most of us humans lack empathy, sympathy & gratitude in our heart. All starts with a simple thought towards how we treat our food.
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It is a very beautiful thing that you practise. I’ve been trying to do it myself but it always only sticks to rice. I cannot waste a single grain on rice but however, I don’t think I can speak for the rest of the my food the same way. You’ve made me realise I’ve got to pay more conscious attention to it. This was lovely to read first thing in the morning.
A ton of thanks for your warm words. We all should value what we have. Appreciated.🤗🤗
Definitely xD Couldnt agree more 🙂
How we treat our food, which is the necessity to life, is so important. Which is also why we should give of our wealth to food banks and shelters. Thanks for shedding light on this!
You are welcome. Thanks for adding your few words. Appreciation appreciated.🤗
Indeed, we both eat to live and live to eat! We should not waste the labour of the production of food!
Thoughtful thanks for sharing
Stay safe and healthy
You are welcome. Stay safe & healthy.🤗
When I was a kid I was punished for wasting my food. I have never deviated from the lesson ever since.
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