Monday, June 25, 2007

Manic Monday...The Word is "GRACE"

For today's meme (courtesy of Morgen at It's a Blog Eat Blog World), I have a few thoughts on GRACE...

1. At least once a day, I always murmur the John Bradford quote "There but for the GRACE of God go I". I've been doing this every day since I starting my career in health care, and it never fails to remind me how lucky I am that I'm walking, talking, have a job, have my health, and have loving family and friends.

2. Hail Mary, full of GRACE...I try to say at least one decat of the Holy Rosary every night before I go to bed. I always figure a little extra prayer can't hurt, right??

3. Why is Tuesday's child full of GRACE? And why is Wednesday's child full of woe? You can check out the original "Monday's Child" nursery rhyme here and calculate on what day of the week you were born. Hmmmm...I was born on a Sunday...

4. I think of GRACE and I automatically think of swans and ballerinas - GRACE personified.

5. Finally, I always wonder if people still say GRACE before meals (in the South, we call it "the blessing"). When I was growing up, you couldn't pick up your fork before someone said the blessing. My maternal grandfather always said a blessing before every meal and the only words anyone could ever understand were "kingdom come". My siblings and my cousins still laugh about it today and always wonder what Granddaddy was mumbling. We always add the words "kingdom come" to blessings before our gatherings, in honor of Granddaddy.

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are all GRACED with a wonderful day!


tegdirb92 said...

we are all GRACED with GRACE each and every day...I say hail Marys each and every day too :) Have a great week!

Jamie said...

Saying grace is becoming rare, but here is one of my favorites by Bob Burns followed by the translation of the Scottish accent:

Selkirk Grace (1)

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
The last line is often varied to read-
And sae the Lord be thankit

Selkirk Grace (2)

Some have meat and cannot eat,
Some cannot eat that want it;
But we have meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.

Comedy + said...

That covers grace very well. Have a wonderful, grace-filled MM. :)

Bond said...

nicely done Ms. Pia.... SMOOCH

Travis said...

Well done. I was born on a Saturday, 15:36.

Janna said...

I especially love the swan picture. It's really beautiful.
Thanks for doing Manic Monday! :)

Jantics and The Jannaverse

Turnbaby said...

And ever since National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation I can't think of 'the blessing' without that whole scene at the table LOLOL

Great post Bodacious!!


Piacere said...

tegdirb92: Thanks, and you have a great week, too!

jamie: LOVE these!! I don't think I could pull of the accent, but I might try it at the next family gathering.

Comedy +: Thanks - you too!!

Bond: Thanks, Mr. B. Smoochies back atcha!

Trav: We all know you work hard for a living, you Saturday child, you!!! Smooch!

Janna: Isn't that beautiful? I think it's amazing how the swans are making the heart shape with their necks...

Turnbaby: Here 'tis, just for you...BWAHAHAHAHA!! SMOOCH!!!

Clark: Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
Aunt Bethany: [turns to Lewis] What, dear?
Nora Griswold: Grace!
Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace.
[Bethany shakes her head in confusion]
Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
Aunt Bethany: [they all pose for prayer] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands/ One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Clark: Amen.