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A Grateful Heart

365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime

M. J. Ryan (Editor)


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This collection of beautiful blessings, contemplations, and prayers offers grace and gratitude for everyday mealtime, holidays, and parties. Drawing from a wide range of religious and cultural practices, these 365 blessings celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment.

A Grateful Heart emphasizes the universal spirit from a variety of traditions, including blessings by St. Augustine, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, May Sarton, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Beatles, among others, and from such diverse sources as the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, and Native American prayers.

Praise For A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime

"If you're looking for new prayers to enliven an old tradition, try this." - USA Today
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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
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Conari Press, 9781573245371, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

About the Author

M.J. Ryan is an inspirational speaker and human development expoert, and author of several bestselling books including This Year I Will…, The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day and Attitudes of Gratitude. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.