Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Most recently, I’ve been reading Anne Lamott’s new book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.

Anne’s books always calm me. There is something about her voice that helps me take a d-e-e-p breath.

This time she’s reminding me there is great peace in expressing gratitude.

The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening. Gratitude is peace.

Maybe you won’t always get from being a brat to noticing that it is an e. e. cummings morning out the window. But some days you will. You will go from being Doug or Wendy Whiner, with your psychic diverticulitis, able to only eat macaroni and cheese, to remembering ‘i thank You God for most this amazing / day.’

Ahh, yes.

Here’s to eating more than macaroni and cheese today.

And thanks, Anne, for all your words. Wish I could hug your neck. :)

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