02 November, 2010

Small Gestures of Appreciation


"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."
Margaret Cousins

My grandmother was a kind and gentle person, who spent her life in service to her family and her God. Even though she gave much and was given little in return, I believe she was the person who taught me most about appreciation. She had a gift of observing nature (the passing of the seasons, the changes in weather, the warmth of sun rays) and mentioning each mundane occurrence or force of nature as being something of wonder. As the years pass, I find that wonder of hers for the coming of the day and quiet pleasures of a long autumn evening.


  1. What a lovely tribute to your grandma!!!

  2. What a dear grandmother.

  3. Your grandmother sounds like mine. We are so fortunate to have those memories. When I think of my grandmother's "I smile".

  4. Anonymous9:00 am

    What a lovely point of view your grandmother had...