Sunday, April 7, 2013

A to Z Challenge

A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

I asked my daughter to donate some food to the local food pantry on the third day of my funeral. I told her that I will save some money and keep aside for that purpose. I just hope that our extended family and our friends respect this wish of mine. Traditionally, on the third day of someone's funeral the survivors arrange a huge lunch and invite a lot of people. This is supposed to help us get salvation. In India there are a lot of poor people so along with family and friends they get food served. Here in America we noted that everywhere we go, the guests are only well to do people. It seems like we are not doing what we are supposed to do.


FOOD is a need, a necessity and a resource that is given to us to be used and to be shared. A lot of our childhood memories are about the foods we had while growing up. Food is also a big part of all of the cultures. Sometimes we forget that the basic purpose of food is to sustain all kinds of life form. Also sometimes we forget that good food is a privilege and not a right. So, I have decided that I will order as little possible when I go out to eat. I will also not make a fuss about the taste. 

11 comments:

Launna said...

I do think that when we order food in a restaurant that there is too much... I see a lot of it wasted.

I do however; like my food to taste good:)

I think it is a wonderful to donate food to people who have less than ourselves :)

Betty Taylor said...

I think it is a great idea to donate food to food banks. Most of us have too much food and there are children and adults who don't have enough. It is too bad that we can't just share so that everyone has enough.

Granny Annie said...

You picked a difficult subject for the letter F. Food is necessary but we don't seem to be concerned with hunger as much as we are concerned with flavor and quantity. I do not see starvation in the US, do you? Where is it? Even the homeless seem well fed. I hope the donated food goes to persons in need.

yaya said...

You have a wonderful idea for your funeral...sad to even think about, but necessary to make sure your wishes are carried out. At the end of summer, Jack and I are having a party to celebrate our age..60..and we decided last year that we want everyone who comes to bring food or items for our food pantry instead of gifts..we need nothing! So many need help and I hope to bring a nice amount to Associated Charities. Our goal is atleast 60 items or (hopefully) more. Finding how to help others often isn't that hard to do. I do hope your wished are carried out..but not for many years yet!

DWei said...

Be right back, getting some snack food.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir .. food for friends left behind after your funeral sounds such a good idea - especially when directed at people who may or may not be friends .. but need that extra to help their own families through the week ..

Brilliant idea .. and I loved the Educative post .. helping all even those who need that extra learning support ...

Cheers Hilary

Ghadeer said...

We do that too- give food to family and friends on the funeral. But usually it's packed and the house is open for anybody to come in so the needy do get a share, although I like your idea better (hope that day is a very long time away!)

Chatty Crone said...

I think that is a beautiful custom. sandie

Ornery's Wife said...

I agree with Chatty Crone--a beautiful custom.

Happy G Day!
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klahanie said...

Hi Munir,

I think that's a thoughtful gesture that you have asked of your daughter.

In this world of extremes where so many go without enough food, I know that wastage is something I abhor.

Peace to you, Munir.

In kindness,

Gary

Joy V. Smith said...

I like your theme, and that is an intelligent suggestion that you gave to your daughter. It is good on multiple levels...