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Monday, November 7

unexpected surprises...

Each day I have the opportunity to lend a hand in Little Man's class. His teacher is just terrific and it's a joy to help out with the kids in her classroom.

Really, it's so much fun, not work at all (perhaps I should have been a teacher??), which is all the more reason I was so touched when I received this thank you gift from his teacher last week.

"Just a little something for you to enjoy over Thanksgiving," she said.

What a sweet lady...what a heartfelt gesture.

And so, I thought I'd share her kindness with you. If someone has been on your mind...a neighbor, friend, or someone who needs a bit of cheering up, why not make a centerpiece for them to enjoy over Thanksgiving?
Simply set a pillar candle in the center of a glass cylinder, surround it with a mixture of nuts and cranberries, and ta-da, you're done! Don't have a cylinder...use a smaller pillar candle tucked inside quart-size Mason jar.

I promise, not only will you feel good because you brightened someone's day, you're absolutely going to touch their heart and make them smile!


  1. Very sweet gesture and idea. How fun it must be to spend time in the classroom!

  2. A very beautiful and thoughtful gift!

    Autumn Blessings from Jessica

  3. That's so very nice. It really is a great idea.

  4. I just found your blog through something someone had pinned on pinterest. What a lovely place to spend time...I will be back!
    I am your newest follower!

  5. Those are the very best gifts of all!


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