Mind Your Vegetables

As kids most of us were told, “eat your vegetables.” But was it ever suggested that we honor them, too? Offering respect and honoring the animal is not that unusual for hunters who personally kill what they plan to eat. Honoring our fruits and vegetables, not so much.

So try taking a moment to be mindful of your fruits and vegetables — their colors, textures, shapes, and their beauty — and thank them for being what they are before chopping them up and gobbling them down. Being mindful of what we eat may help connect us to the earth and even each other. In any case, it can’t hurt.

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

Golden Apricot Glow

Golden Apricot Glow

Nature's Velvet

Nature’s Velvet

Painted Carrots

Painted Carrots

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2 Comments on “Mind Your Vegetables

  1. Vegetables usually don’t put up too much of fight: they must be pacifists … or like being stir-fried. hee hee!

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