You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. –G.K. Chesterton
Chesterton has it right. No matter what I embark on, I should say grace first. Even my waking, my breathing and my sleeping. Continual and constant thanks and praise. Instead I am plagued with inconstancy and inconsistency, taking it all for granted.
So I plan to say grace daily before “dipping pen in ink” during this month of thanksgiving. Even more so. Ever more now.