I never thought I would ever feel so grateful for food. I mean really, we live in America, and we have everything we could ever want, right? WRONG! If you read this blog on a regular basis you understand why I am saying this. Just read my article, My Friday Freak Out, to understand just a glimpse of my angst over trying to find REAL FOOD in my area (Hagerstown, MD).
So back to my title — why am I so
freaking extremely overjoyed over eggs? Because I finally found SOY-FREE and GMO-FREE eggs and chickens within 45 minutes 1 hour and 10 minutes from my house! (but it’s so worth it!) Hallelujah! REALLY! It’s a big deal – see my infertility articles, soy article, Freak Out article . . . you get the point?
What amazes me is that for the first time in my entire life, I am truly grateful for my food. Yeah, of course I pray and give thanks before each meal. But am I truly grateful or just going through the motions? I will admit that since my real food transformation I pray more intensely for the nourishment of my body through the food, because I know it can be so easily be tainted. But am I truly grateful? If I am honest, I’d have to say no.
We live in a society where we throw food away because of its abundance. People who throw away and waste are saying by their actions that they are ungrateful. There’s no judgement here. I have done it too. It’s how most of us were raised. We don’t realize that in most cultures around the world food does not come as easily. And I guarantee you, they are much more grateful when they have it.
I am just starting to understand this concept of being grateful for my
food REAL FOOD because it’s just not as available as it should be. We have tainted it in this country for the sake of cheap, quick, and abundant.
So, here’s my thanks:
Thank you God for providing a source of SOY-free and GMO-free eggs and chickens in my area, and please provide a means for all my friends around in blogland to have these options as well!
Thank you Merv, my new Amish farmer friend, for having the wisdom to use the proper feed for your chickens!
And thank you Weston A Price, for researching and supplying a shopping guide so we can find quality REAL FOOD!
Today, my heart is truly filled with gratitude.
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