Wednesday, November 16, 2011


“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”― G.K. Chesterton

I read this quote a couple of weeks ago at Life at Willow Manor, and liked the idea of bringing gratitude into all the different parts of my life. Later that day I opened a magazine at the dentist's office and saw an ad that used the same quote. Since then, I've seen the same passage two more times.

I guess I should take its message seriously!


  1. wonderful message! I've been saying thanks every night to be able to snuggle into a warm cozy bed, nothing to be taken for granted!

  2. I also saw it in Real Simple! Loved it...glad you shared it, too...

  3. My mother told me that her father told her that it was our family motto. To be grateful, humble, and not wasteful.

  4. What a wonderful quote! Thanks for sharing it especially at this time of Thanksgiving! I like it and have never seen it before.