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Thoughts On Gratitude

"Tilting my head to the side, I ask her what it means. "It’s how we give thanks in Japan before a meal" she says. It expresses gratitude for the plants and animals, the farmers, the house, the chef - everything that went into the creation of the meal. It's appreciation for the whole process, not just the end result. This word is said before every meal, tracing its roots back to Buddhist tradition. I immediately became enamored with how it so simply and elegantly it shares gratitude and thanks."

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