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.