Gratitude Blessing Before Eating

(Offered by Sarah Bowen, from Amitabul vegan restaurant in Chicago, where it sits on every table.)

I am very grateful, and most fortunate,
to be receiving this nutritious, delicious,
and life-sustaining food.

I am fully aware that this food is available to me,
only because of the generosity of Mother Earth,
the sacrifices of plants,
and all the efforts of so many hard-working people.