A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime

A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime

by M. J. Ryan

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Overview

Celebrate the Human Experience by Giving Thanks at Mealtime. Try It!

Count your blessings. Today there is a deep hunger for connection with ourselves, with nature, and with the process of birth and death itself says life coach and author M. J. Ryan, creator of the New York Times best-selling Random Acts of Kindness series. What her book, A Grateful Heart, is offering from a wide variety of spiritual disciplines and secular perspectives, is a way of satisfying that hunger by setting aside time before we eat to acknowledge the blessings in our lives. When we give thanks, we take our place in the great wheel of life, recognizing our connection to one another and to all of creation.

Choose from 365 blessings and give thanks. A Grateful Heart is a tool to help readers reclaim and enrich the tradition of pausing before the evening meal to give thanks. Drawing from a range of religious and cultural practices, the 365 blessings in this book celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment. This illustrated feast for the mind includes quotations from Martin Luther King Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Gandhi, Rumi, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Denise Levertov, the Bible, and the Tao Te Ching.

M. J. Ryan wrote A Grateful Heart to encourage families to share the experience of being part of something greater than themselves. With that in mind, the book includes 365 traditional and nontraditional blessings organized into four sections corresponding to the seasons.

Experience the blessings in A Grateful Heart in a variety of ways:

  • Just open it and begin reading one-a-day in the order given
  • Use the index to pick and choose topics of interest that day
  • Open at random and read what is offered

If you have benefited from books such as Earth Prayers, M. J. Ryan’s Attitudes of Gratitude, Don Miguel Ruiz’s Prayers, June Cotner’s Graces, or Marcia M. Kelly’s 100 Graces; you and your family will love M. J. Ryan’s A Grateful Heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573245371
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,216,501
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Known internationally as an expert on change, M.J. Ryan works as an executive coach to senior executives and entrepreneurs around the world, helping them accelerate business success and personal fulfillment. She combines a practical approach gained as the CEO of a book publishing company with methodologies from neuroscience, positive psychology, and asset-focused learning to help clients and readers more easily meet their goals.

Her client list includes Royal Dutch Shell, Microsoft, Time, the U.S. military, and Aon Hewitt. She's a partner with the Levo League career network and the lead venture coach at SheEO, an organization offering a new funding and support model for female entrepreneurs. She's the founder of Conari Press, creator of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, and author of many books, including Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals.

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