Reflections on "Give us this day"... As I sat at the table on my porch this morning to a plate of two fried eggs, two pieces of buttered toast, and a glass of orange juice, I was humbled to tears. Before me was a precious gift, a bountiful allotment of nourishment for my body. As I bowed my head in gratitude my tears and emotions flowed not just for my gratitude, but for my humility. How many times in my life had I shoved food into my mouth mindlessly? Not so much as stopping to sit while I took nourishment? I no longer wish to mindlessly consume. I wish to eat with Gratitude, with Intention. I wish to honor our earth and eat frugally. I never wish to throw away another scrap of food. I’ve missed the boat for so long. No more. I will eat with Love.