In today's chaotic world, the common experience of sharing the evening meal can restore a sense of community and humanity to society. More important, the blessing of the meal fosters in us a sense of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. This collection of 365 "blessings"-ranging from the words of Augustine and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh to the Beatles' now famous "In the end the love you take/ is equal to the love you make"-celebrates the connections between grace and gratitude. To aid readers in selecting a grace appropriate to the occasion, there is a topical index as well as divisions marked by seasons of the year. The book will have wide appeal because it traverses all spiritual traditions. For general collections.
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"What better time to practice gratitude than before eating! This carefully compiled little book builds on the traditional recitation of grace before a meal with a collection of short musings, from diverse sources, meant to focus our attention on things profound and simple. The writings come from traditional religious sources, from philosophers and poets, and from every day people. They are 365 "soft whisperings from the heart" intended to bring your customers daily joy." -Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer), October 2013 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I was given this more than 10 years ago. I love it so much I have now given it as a gift to four different people. I don't read it daily, but I still pick it up often. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brenda J. Berry
My family and I love to read a passage at dinner. It is a great way to integrate gratitude and deeper thoughts and discussion on spirituality.Published 10 months ago by CR
I bought a copy of this book for all three of my daughters. We have used it at our dinner table for many years now as they were growing up and now they have copies to take with... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Martha
Not just one of those "get happy by reading a phrase or two books". A wonderful book coming from many different perspectives that truly reflects the power of gratitude. Read morePublished 16 months ago by mary robinson
Absolutely love this book! All ages and religions can come together to share grace with this book! Love the story on how it came about!Published 18 months ago by Katherine Drews
and I loved it and bought two more as gifts. It is real- down to earth- sometimes not so profound but that's what it is--- and still poetic and beautiful....Published 20 months ago by joy
I use this book to start my mornings. I like all the different perspectives it gives. I did not relate to all of the quotes but the more I get into the book, the more I open to... Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Barbara Methner
This is the third "Grateful Heart I have bought for friends. I have had mine for years and always can find something worthwhile from it.Published on June 5, 2013 by Alastair R Stewart