The Grateful Table
Blessings, Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal
Reading Brenda Knight’s introduction brought tears to my eyes remembering my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that all lived near one another. They had the same closeness of her family and were from the same era. Her description bring these memories back vividly.
I would consider this a devotional for the daily meal, but also for daily life. My favorite quote is short and to the point. “The Abundance of Being – When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears, Anthony Robbins” This small hardcover book is just begging to be opened, read cover to cover, and to give you grateful inspiration.
Wow, Life Is Good
Saying grace is one of our loveliest traditions. The Grateful Table offers 365 beautiful blessings for every day of the year. From 18th-century prayers for Thanksgiving to devotionals from the world’s wisdom traditions and sincere expressions of thankfulness by Alton Brown, David Foster Wallace, Jack Kerouac, Shirley MacLaine, Dave Eggers, Sheryl Crow, Neil Gaiman and Alice Walker, The Grateful Table shows us the way to begin every meal with an open heart.
BRENDA KNIGHT grew up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and learned how to appreciate life from her mother, Helen. After a brief career as a high school English teacher, she began working for HarperCollins, and is now a twenty-year publishing veteran. She is also the author of the American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Rituals of Life, and Wild Women and Books. She is an avid gardener and seed saver, and volunteers for the American Cancer Society as a counselor for the newly diagnosed. She teaches at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference and leads workshops on “Putting Your Passion on Paper.” The founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press, Brenda lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.