Sunday, October 17, 2010

Count Your Blessings Southern Style

Southern Traditions

Count Your Blessings

Table blessings of thanksgivings are what defines the 
spiritual South.  There is a comfort in the way certain
 phrases are used each time the family gathers 
around the table for a shared meal.
Some blessings offer thanks to God 
and others ask for blessings from God.  Either way, the blessing of food is part of a ritual which connects the family members.  This tradition is then handed down to the next generation.

  There is no right or wrong way to say grace.  Almost everyone has said or heard these words, "Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies and our bodies to Your service".

This is a time to remember those who have passed on before us,
Give thanks for the food,
for our health, 
for those who prepared the food, 
and for every member of our family.

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