“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.” – Jackie Windspear
“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” —
Alfred North Whitehead
I really like this quotation. In a world where many seem to believe they not only can but do achieve everything on their own, we need to be reminded of this important truth.
What better time that the fist day of the new year to remember those who have helped us along life’s way and be grateful.
Today I am grateful for the members of the church where I grew up. Many are gone now, but they are still alive in my heart and I am forever grateful for their guidance, support and friendship.
“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude
means to take nothing for granted,
but to always seek out and value
the kind that will stand behind the action.
Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.
Everything originates in a will for the good,
which is directed at you.
Train yourself never to put off
the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
“I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual…
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
Henry David Thoreau
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” ~Chinese Proverb
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~Neale Donald Walsch
As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
I love to cook. But what I love most are the stories of cooking in the family kitchen, eating at the family table, and sharing food with friends and strangers.
Bob says the smell of fresh baked bread makes a house a home. When his mother made bread it was served with hot cocoa to dip chunks of fresh bread in.
My mom made the best hot rolls. We always knew fresh rolls would be at the table for holidays and other family celebrations.
Now when I make bread it is gluten free. I have a couple of recipes that are quite tasty but not as much fun to make. You don’t get to punch and push around gluten free dough like you do wheat dough, but that’s another story.
Do you have a favorite bread story? Did your mom or grandma make bread? Do you? Tell us about it.
Do not take anything for granted – not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed. ~Terri Guillemets