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Categories: celebrant musings

You Are Loved

At Shadow Rock Preschool’s Thanksgiving Feast, where each class cooked for the whole school, we opened with a familiar ritual.  We first thanked each class in turn for their contribution and then everyone held hands within their class.  One of the teachers turned to a child beside her and started the ritual saying “Amy, you are loved.”

Amy turned to the next child and said, “John, you are loved.”

The message was passed round the table until everyone had been reminded individually by name that they are indeed prized, unique and unrepeatable, incredible gifts.

This ritual has worked well for me in other settings, especially in those with folks from various faith backgrounds.  Try it at your next communal meal.