Thursday, November 24, 2011


"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the play and the opera, and grace before the concert and pantomine, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing; and grace before I dip the pen in the ink."

~ GK Chesterton

In our family we regularly say grace, or a short prayer of thanks to God, before we sit down to dinner. But today, taking my lead from Chesterton, I will also say grace before I climb out of bed; hug my kids; savor my morning cup of coffee; watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; play in the backyard and ride bikes with my kids; walk leisurely through the neighborhood, hand-in-hand with my husband; enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with my family; and read books to my kids before tucking them into bed.

This year on Thanksgiving I will slow down, appreciate my wonderful friends and family, and celebrate the gifts I've been given by saying grace.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,


Thanks, Leslie, for posting this quote a few weeks ago!

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