This collection of beautiful blessings, contemplations, and prayers offers grace and gratitude for everyday mealtime, holidays, and parties. Drawing from a wide range of religious and cultural practices, these 365 blessings celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment.
A Grateful Heart emphasizes the universal spirit from a variety of traditions, including blessings by St. Augustine, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, May Sarton, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Beatles, among others, and from such diverse sources as the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, and Native American prayers.
M.J. Ryan is an inspirational speaker and human development expoert, and author of several bestselling books including This Year I Will…, The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day and Attitudes of Gratitude. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.