Grateful Table: Blessings, Prayers and Graces
One of the surest ways to increase the general happiness in your life is to express more gratitude. And one of the simplest ways to do that is to start saying grace every night before dinner. No matter what your spiritual views are, being thankful for the food in front of you will both increase your appreciation of your meal as well as make you (and everyone who dines with you) happier overall. But if you’re not sure where to start with saying grace, pick up a copy of The Grateful Table, compiled by Brenda Knight. This aesthetically-pleasing little book contains words of thanks for every day of the year, organized by date. Some are specific to certain days or holidays, and others could easily be interchanged with others (although why would you want to?). There are proverbs, poems, quotes from famous names, even passages that may inspire journal entries or extended conversations with your loved ones. This is a fantastic book, beautiful in its simplicity, which will enrich your life and your bookshelf. Why not start being more thankful tonight?