Monday, November 22, 2010

Great and Small ~

I'm making a daily effort to truly appreciate the greatness in every little thing, and it feels really good.  
Here are just a few bits that keep my cup of gratitude running over:

the tiniest perfect persimmon I have ever seen,

the purple and pink hues spread throughout the sunset skies,

tickle fests amongst a pile of pillows,

joining friends for an impromptu coffee,

hearing the crows caw for their morning crackers,

receiving a card from someone special just because,

adding pink sprinkles to a cupcake,

smell of cloves,

warmth of a newly knitted scarf,

pomegranate seeds,

warm cotton flannel sheets,

a helping hand from a stranger.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love and gratitude for all things great and small.

[Reverie-Daydream Images]


  1. Wonderful list. I'm thankful for the beautiful leaves in variety of fall hues. And morning cuddles with my son who says that I give the best cuddles.

  2. lovely as ever. happy thanksgiving.

  3. Fabulous things to be thankful for Mel.....wishing you, your family and everyone around your table a wonderful Thanksgiving. XXXX

  4. Mel, I needed this. I'm pretty overwhelmed with my usual holiday grumpiness - for no good reason at all. I'm going to work on my own list. Today I'm thankful for Emerson's good health and a warm house. And the good friends I've made through blog land. Seriously, your post just turned my day around.

  5. What a blessing it is to be thankful for all the small things in life {and big things} are a sweet blessing to us all. Happy Thanksgiving week to you my friend. xoxo

  6. This made my heart smile. Happy Monday my friend. :)

  7. I love this list! And that persimmon is too cute. Whenever life gets crazy I make myself a little gratitude list ... it grounds me ever so quickly. Are you still available to meet on the 5th or did we say the 4th?? I love this space of yours ... it is truly refreshing. xo

  8. Yes! To all of these things. Such a lovely little post.

  9. WHat an amazing little persimmon! Just beautiful, as is your list. Sending you hugs and love and all best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa!
    xoxo Gigi

  10. There is a poem by John Updike in which he uses the words, "persimmon nightie." the colour of persimmon seems to be unique.

  11. wonderful post! have a great week, Maria

  12. lovely gratitude list! may all your big and small wonderful moments keep filling up your life.

  13. Great post! I love those coffee get-togethers too! Happy Thanksgiving!


  14. happy thanksgiving, my friend.

  15. I have said it before, but I think a habit of gratitude is the best gift a person can give themselves. It does feel so good. I absolutely loved your list today. I feel more at peace just from reading it.

  16. what a great reminds me of all of the many things I have to be thankful and grateful for!

    happy thanksgiving!


  17. Hi my friend...just read your comment you left me about your little ones advent socks...believe it or not I am having the worse time finding my socks this year!!!!! I got some little grey cable knit ones with pom poms which may just have to do...UNLESS I can find some different ones in just a few days.

    Hugs...please post a photo ...I would soooo love to see! Hugs. xoxoxox

  18. Happy Belated Thanksgiving Mel..
    I'm a little late having just returned from vacation....

    I hope you had a wonderful day filled with love and laughter .. family and friends and of course good food!!! .. ciao ciao xxx Julie

  19. fantastic gratitude list!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was perfect!

  20. Oh, yes, so much gratitude in the small things. Nothing has upped the minutia of my gratitude quotient like motherhood! OOXX


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