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A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime
Edited by M.J. Ryan


An updated version of her classic book, this collection of beautiful blessings, contemplations, and prayers that can be recited at mealtimes, holiday gatherings, group events and so forth.

The original was so popular because MJ Ryan drew so many different kinds of blessings together into one collection.  In this version, she draws from a wide range of religious and cultural practices that celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment.A Grateful Heart emphasizes the universal spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude.  Quotes from St. Augustine, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, May Sarton, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Beatles are part of this delightful collection.

Bring this as a gift for Thanksgiving dinner and it will immediately be put to use.

[One suggestion: A friend loves to randomly flip open a page and then recite the blessing on it.  She swears that the right blessing appears every time!!]

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