And thank you God for rectangles

Sunday, September 30, 2012
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."  
~G.K. Chesterton

For the last several months Hannah has begun to pray along with us during grace. Now before you are overly impressed, she only knows a few of the words. But she is participating, or at least trying to. I appreciate her attempts at piety, I'm sure God does even more so.

Usually after we've said the "official" prayer, we thank God for a few specific things like the food, something fun that happened that day, you get the idea.
Hannah has been very enthusiastic about this aspect of the prayer. She has thanked God for lollipops and for cookies and for her new rainboots.

The other night she thanked God for "rectangles." At first we had to stifle a laugh. Rectangles? My first instinct was to silently ridicule her. Silly child, thanking God for rectangles. But then I started thinking, well actually, yes, thank God for rectangles! Imagine a world without rectangles. How crazy would that be?

Chesterton hit the nail on the head when he said "gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." That has never been more evident than in the prayers of my toddler.


  1. The prayers of children have a straight shot to Heaven...oh the wisdom of Jesus encouraging us to be more like them!! And ahhh the wisdom that comes out of the mouths of babes! Hannah's gratitude...what beautiful faith. xoxoxo

  2. haha love it. that is so cute that she is saying grace with you guys! such good parents :)


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