Saying a prayer before a meal is a tradition ingrained in me from my earliest childhood From my Montessori pre-school years to Catholic high school to parents with a strong faith and conviction in the blessings of a Heavenly Father, I have always associated meals with an opportunity to pause and express and experience gratitude. But as I look at my life today, I am increasingly aware that I have so much more to be grateful for than the food on my plate, and I am convicted by the importance of recognizing these moments as they happen.
I woke up this morning. I bathed and dressed a strong, smart, beautiful baby girl. I moved my healthy body through a run in a beautiful park. I rode my bike around town to meet with clients who pay me to teach them something I love. Tonight I will share a meal with a caring, loving husband. We will go to bed and wake up tomorrow to do it all again.
I say grace at the dinner table, but I want to be more intentional about expressing my gratitude at all the points along the way and throughout the day that reflect the overflowing fullness of my heart.
When and where can you say grace today?