Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ode to the Lunchbox

My daily routine includes bringing my lunch to work in order to stop eating fast food and my sweet husband makes my sandwich for me every morning. I add the other stuff and schlep it into a Walmart bag and bring to work, looking suave and stylish. Last night at Sams though I bought a new lunchbox! Maybe this shouldn't be that exciting, but there you have it.

This morning while driving to work I looked over and saw it sitting there, which brought a smile to my face (even if it is red rather than pink!). It occurred to me how much we take for granted in life. I know without a shadow of doubt that I will have lunch each and every day. On the rare occasions that we run late in the morning or forget to buy bread, even then it's not a crisis as I'll just go out that day for lunch. And you think of the people worldwide that have so very little, while we enjoy so much.

So may the lunchboxes in our lives always be filled with healthy, delicious foods and may we always remember to be thankful for that.

~ Elizabeth

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. - St. Augustine

2 comments:

Donna said...

Excellent post!

Anonymous said...

Amen!