Let’s work on two items today: Saying brachos with more kavanah and not forgetting to say a bracha achrona.
How often do we say a bracha on food without thinking? The Arizal taught, “The primary matter which leads to ruach hakadosh is to say the brachos over food with kavanah.” Let’s slow it down a little and give these brachos some more thought.
Second, I am sure I am not the only one that will eat something and intend to say a bracha achrona, but hesitate because you think you will eat or drink more…Then you realize some time later that you didn’t say the bracha achrona or even bench. Therefore, let’s not procrastinate. Just say the bracha achrona immediately after you finish eating.