Friday, November 4, 2011

My Secret Crush

I have a confession to make. I have a secret crush on . . . . the supermarket.

I know, not what you were expecting, right?

The thing is, I really love food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, and I even love just looking at all the interesting ingredients that go into it. For me, the supermarket is like an always changing food museum.

I mean really, just look at this lovely display of fall nuts.

Yeah, I know, I've got a rice and beans budget, but that doesn't stop me from having garlic pickle and hand made pierogi dreams.

At least I can always enjoy indulging over at the olive bar.

But seriously, the real reason I love the supermarket is because it reminds me just how lucky I truly am. In most of the world, putting food on the table is a daily struggle.

So the next time you are at the market take a real good look around. Savor the sights and the smells. Enjoy the experience. Think of your weekly shopping not as a chore, but as a blessing. And while you're at it, take a moment to bless others by picking up a few extra items for the local food pantry pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.

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