If you think about it, the fact that we get to eat anything at all is a miracle. A seed had to be formed, and then grown, sunlight had to happen, and water. A person had to pick the vegetable and make it available for sale. You had to have money to buy it or know someone who does. You have to be healthy enough to hold a fork and raise it to your mouth, or know someone who will do it for you, and hopefully they won't think you are a pain in the ass. The fact that we get to eat and live is a damn miracle.
I don't feel the miracle though, so I'm going to need to pray. I found this Japanese prayer online and I think it is what I need to say before I eat.
"This food is a gift of the entire universe,
and the work of many people.
May I be the presence that deserves to receive this.
May I receive the energy and be protected from illness.
May I walk the path of wisdom and love.
When I eat, may I not forget the people
who are now suffering from hunger in the world.
In this food, I see the presence of
the entire universe supporting me."
No matter what we eat this week, be it good for us food or bad, be thankful for it. Say the blessing and hopefully it will become a reminder that even though horrible things may go on in our lives, there are blessings to be grateful for still. We need only to push ourselves a little sometimes to see them.