Yesterday I went to the grocery store, where I was awestruck to the point of tears over the vast amounts of food that lay before me. I literally lost it in the produce section. So much bounty, so many bellies about to be full! And it's so very much "our food," too: how much of what we will eat in the next short while is indigenous to the Americas – all of the squashes, all of the potatoes, the corn and anything chocolate. So many good things! So much nourishment! So much great taste!
So I say:
I will remember the work of those that brought all this forth.
I will strive to be worthy of such great gifts.
I will enjoy just enough so there's still plenty to share.
I will be thankful for this food and the life it makes possible.
I will eat this great food for the strength to live the Dharma.