I’m sure that my friends / family / coworkers get annoyed when I whip out my iPhone and make them wait to begin their meal so that I can snap a few photos of everyone’s dishes, but there’s something about taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of what you’re about to eat. Taking that photo is an homage of sorts to the food, the folks who grew it, to those (maybe you) who prepared it - a chance to take it all in and a chance to remember it later.

It’s a small thing, that photo on your phone camera, but when we take the time to appreciate what goes into our bodies, we tend to take better care of ourselves on the whole. When we realize how much better we feel, we encourage others to take care of themselves too, to take better care of each other, to take better care of their surroundings, to make choices that better affect our planet… If you let it, the effect moves further and further out from that simple photo than you can imagine.