A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meals from Buddha to The Beatles

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Conari Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Religion - 280 pages
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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.

 

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Fall
5
Winter
71
Spring
127
Summer
191
Index
253
Acknowledgments
261
Copyright Acknowledgments
263
About the Editor
267
To Our Readers
269
Backcover
270
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M. J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness and the author of The Happiness Makeover, How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask For, and Attitudes of Gratitude, among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her titles in print. She is a contributing editor to Health.com and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, and hundreds of radio programs. Visit her at www.mj-ryan.com. 

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