Words For The Weeks End 6.25
It’s the end of the week, and every Friday I leave you with words of wisdom, anecdotes, interesting and inspiring, even some thought provoking things I might have read or come across, to ponder. If only to shine a light on simple, natural living, mothering, mamavism, crafting, gardening, sisterhood, children and any other area which might fall into the world of an evolving homemaker. Which we all are doing. All of the time. Evolving, that is…
“Before each meal, we can join our palms in mindfulness
and think about the children who do not have enough to eat.
Doing so will help us maintain mindfulness of our good fortune,
and perhaps one day we will find ways to do something to help
change the system of injustice that exists in the world.
In many refugee families, before each meal,
a child holds up his bowl of rice an says something like
this: “Today, on the table, there are many delicious foods.
I am grateful to be here with my family enjoying these
wonderful dishes. I know there are many children less fortunate,
who are very hungry.” Being a refugee he knows,
for example, that most Thai children never see the kind
of fine rice grown in Thailand that he is about to eat.
It is difficult to explain to children in the “overdeveloped”
nations that not all children in the world have such
beautiful and nourishing food. Awareness of this fact alone
can help us overcome many of our own psychological pains.
Eventually our contemplation can help us see how to assist
those who need our help so much.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh