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November 23, 2016

16 Ways to Say Grace

16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

It is a true gift to be able to sit around a table and celebrate all that we are thankful for with good food, friends and family. Grace helps gives us a pause to acknowledge that gift.

Do you say grace before meals? We always do when we’re together with my family.

Here’s what we have in our rotation:

“Bless us oh Lord for these thy gifts that we’re about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.”

“Good bread, good meat, thank the lord, LET’S EAT.” 

Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub. (my mom doesn’t like that one)

Grace….I knew her well. (that’s what my grandpa used to say)

And then we end each grace with  GOD BLESS THE COOK. 

Earlier this year, my friend Helen Jane took the 100 day creative challenge (one of the reasons why I love her) where she created a new pre-meal grace (whether written or illustrated) each day for 100 days to add to her family’s modern-day grace repertoire. Her intention was to find some graces that would be suitable around any table, no matter your religion or non-religion!  Helen Jane & family are going to be at our Thanksgiving this year. I wonder which one of these we’ll use….perhaps we’ll come up with a new one on the fly.

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your pre-meal grace, hopefully one of these graces makes its way into your festivities this holiday.

16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

Prepare for giggles at the end of this one.

16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

 

(this one is a good one for all the moms out there!)

16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

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16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

This one is my favorite. Thanks for bringing this Buddhist proverb into the mix!

16 Ways to Say Grace! A collection of pre-meal grace inspiration by Helen Jane Hearn on Shutterbean.com!

THANK YOU HELEN JANE!

I am thankful for our friendship and your creative brain!

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  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    Love this post! I taught a middle school camp this year called Farm to Fork and after all the food was prepared and everything cleaned up, all the tables were pushed together for family meal. Our grace was stolen from a workshop I attended, “Thank you farmers, thank you cooks.” It was a lovely lesson to teach children!

  • Francie

    My favorite (and my mom’s least favorite) is “Father, Son, Holy Ghost, whomever starts first, eats the most”. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Amelia

    My Grandma always said, “we would gladly share our food with any hungry person.”

  • Emily S

    My go to is always from Madeline.. “We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other”.

  • Caitlin

    When I was a camp counselor one of my favorite ways to say “grace” was:
    Ohhh the earth is good to me
    and so I thank the earth!
    For giving me the things I need,
    The sun, and the rain, and the apple seeds.
    The earth is good to me!

    I think Everyone could get behind that one!

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