Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Day 7: 29 Days of Gratitude

In college one of my classmates who was also a Unitarian Universalist had a very simple practice of giving thanks for the food he ate. Before each meal he would pause briefly and silently mouth the words "Thank you."

Recently, a family in our church shared the family grace they say before meals. The words are adapted from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"For each new morning with its light.
For rest and shelter of the night.
For health and food.
For love and friends.
For everything that goodness sends."

Practice: On Thursday, 2/7 express gratitude for the food that you eat. You can do this as simply as mouthing "thank you" or by finding a reading that expresses gratitude.

If you have a particular table grace that you say, feel free to list it in the comment section below.

1 comment:

chelsea said...

Here's ours...

For family and for friends
For flowers and for food
For light and love and laughter
We give our gratitude

(then we say, 'yay food! happy eating!')

Also - we haven't been to church in a coon's age and would like to start coming again but I like to know the sermon topic ahead of time. I don't see anything listed in the "upcoming services" sections on the smuuch site. What are the sermons in Feb?

Thanks!
Chelsea Hilton