Do you say a grace before you eat?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (7 posts)
  1. blessedp profile image81
    blessedpposted 21 months ago

    Do you say a grace before you eat?

  2. shanmarie profile image81
    shanmarieposted 21 months ago

    We used to, but fell out of that habit. It would be worth picking back up again, though.

    1. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Indeed it is a good habit.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image73
    WordCrafter09posted 21 months ago

    There is not a minute (or second) in any day when, at the back of my mind (but always there) I'm not thankful for the things and people I have to be grateful for in my life.  I would "classify" not ever being anywhere near "genuine hunger" (as in living somewhere where getting "some version of food" is a major challenge and/or where there is true poverty) under "appreciation for that" .  More than that, and in that "ever-running, general and deep appreciation thread", is the fact that my children didn't have to grow up suffering with lack of decent food available.

    So, not only do I feel as if that ever-running appreciation thread" covers individual meals, but it has also afforded me the "luxury" of devoting my "thought time" to all the things in life that are (as far as I'm concerned) so much "more important than food".

    Having that "ever-running thread" going on at the same time so many other things and thoughts are going on during my days doesn't mean it's "at the back of mind and kind of forgotten" and more means that it "colors" everything else I am and/or do in life.

    So, no, I don't say, or see the nee4 to say (or think) "grace" before each meal because, at least for me (and I imagine any number of other people) having that "ever-running appreciation thread" is something that I "address" separately and as its own thing and in my own way.

    This may be a strange thing for someone who views herself as "pretty decent with use of words" to say, but there are some things in life that are so deeply felt it can seem as if they're almost "cheapened" if one tries to put them into words that are used when someone else says or thinks they should be used.  (I'm not knocking grace - only expressing my own reasons for saying it in day-to-day life.)

    1. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I see your point and I appreciate you sharing your "ever-running appreciation thread".  It is good to be ever grateful and thankful for daily blessings.

  4. profile image53
    peter565posted 21 months ago

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, definitely no, hell no, the day I say grace is the day hell freezes over, no, no, no, no, absolutely no, hell no. Yahweh (the god of Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is a jerk/ big bully, I rather die a death, been torn into one million pieces, before preying to him.

    Having said that I would like add two words "Hail Satan!" big_smile

    1. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Lol! I hear you. Get to know God first and then see if you feel the same way you do now. He is awesome and marvelous and He loves you dearly.
      Have a wonderful day..


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)