I grew up saying grace before dinner. It was something I had always known and it came to be a comfort for me, something I could expect. For Lent this year, I decided to introduce Manny to a sweet little prayer that he now loves and expects. The red crayon mark was his signature. Sort of looks like a “M”, doesn’t it? I made the card as a visual marker to remind us to pause before meals, and to be thankful for the simple things in our life. These days we know that not everyone is able to put a healthy meal on the table each night. We’re thankful we can, and we want our kids to know it too. Hopefully this will be a habit for life.