It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Chapter 11, Page 25, Book 20

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but ;what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.  

Adelle Davis

Day 25  thankful for my food

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J. R. Tolkien

Every household is guilty of a lot of food waste per year.  This can work out to be a lot of money lost over a year's time.  Much food is discarded is in date and perfect;ly useable.  The lock down throughout the year hasn’t helped  in that as we tend to buy more to reduce our visits to the stores.  

We’ve all been there and we’ve all thrown out food without thinking of the bigger picture. We live in abundance whereas many parts of the world survives on little and nothing.  

A simple tip before we go shopping is to check our food cupboard and make a list of what we needed then buy only what we need.  Shops have many special offers,  but usually of stuff we normally would not buy.

I thank God for the food we eat each day, food that is our lifeline, Nourishing and wholesome.  May we never waste or take it for granted.

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yes, we are a lot more than what we eat, but if I don't start eating less, there's gonna be a lot more of me... :) But I am oh-so grateful to always have enough nourishing food to go around.

Martha said...

I am so thankful that we always have plenty of good nutritious food. I share at least a couple times a year with food pantries to help other who are not as lucky. I hate the thought of wasting food and do my best to use every morsel one way or another. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Ma!

Mevely317 said...

I can still hear my mother's voice, lamenting all the food gone to waste, "Why, it's just a sin." So grateful for the abundance of food and water still available on our shelves. It's only right that we should share our bounty with the church's food pantry. Even our local zoo has benefitted from grocers donating produce which would otherwise be disposed.

betty said...

I think the biggest things we end up throwing away are produce that we haven't used in time. I'm trying to get better about that. We went to a church once that had a food pantry and several times a year they would put out a call for donations. They had suggested lists of what to bring. We always participated :)


Susan Kane said...

Our consumption is a lot less than it used to be. It is hard to convince my obese husband that he does not down all the food in the house.