Posted by: Upāsaka | 05/12/2016

I make the firm aspiration never to waste any food or drink and to be content with little.

How often have I eaten just for taste? How often have thrown out leftovers in favor of tastier fare?

In a world where so many have so little it just seems obscene to me to waste the resources we have and this is doubly so for food and drink. Growing up we were made to finish everything on our page but today’s kids are more often asked only to try everything. In our house this is compounded by my wife’s Islamic upbringing where they view rating when one isn’t hungry as haram.

Obviously there has to be a middle ground hate and, for me, it is to save whatever is left of my meal and eat it for the next. Save with cold cups of coffee and anything else I am consuming.

May I learn only to take what is needed for the support of the body and mind. May I learn thrift and frugality.


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