Grace Notes

a blog about life’s everyday magic

October 26, 2018

More of This, Please

Words: Christen Hammons
Photo credit: Maxim Amoudruz

Standing barefoot on the wet grass, sipping coffee as the sun slowly rises

An at-home manicure that doesn’t need to be fixed

Cold breezes that make the curtains dance back and forth

The first words written in a brand-new journal

Pulling out the right number of clothes hangers on the first try

A house so quiet all you can hear is the slight trickle of coffee brewing

Stacks of books perched next to an already overflowing bookcase

A spooky movie enjoyed with the lights down low, with candles aglow

Waking up without an alarm

Eating takeout right out of the containers

The first sleep nestled in the warmth of flannel sheets

Freshly baked bread served with a bit of butter

Finding the pen that makes your handwriting look beautiful

The smell of the first rainstorm of the season

When your hair curls just right

Opening a used book and finding someone’s shopping list

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Comments ( 14 )

  1. Michelle Johnson

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    The wind in the trees on a fall afternoon

  2. ramona jimenez

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Sounds of crickets chirping through an open window on a summer night, curtains waving with a slight breeze

  3. Denise Revoir Butler

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Sunday is my day of rest. I water and tend to all my house plants. Every room in our home has plants, or I should say “house mates.”

  4. Kim Irey

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Living in the south, I want more : Hot cocoa and horse drawn carriage rides with the love of my life.

  5. Wendy

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Taking time to enjoy a good cup of tea in special China tea cups with a friend…

  6. Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    More of deep, deep breaths.

  7. Arlett Crist

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    When the house smells of all the wonderful aroma’s of Pumpkin Bread baking ????
    And the house is quiet and still.

  8. Meri L Arnett-Kremian

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Dinner and a musical with women friends.

  9. joie foster

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Sitting down in my old Victorian chair by a big open window with a cup of hot chi tea in one of my cherished porcelain mugs. I open my journal and write with my favorite pen in hand. I like to embellish my journal pages with rubber stamps, paper scraps, and washi tape. I savor these quiet moments of reflection and creativity.

  10. Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Using my Great-Grandmother’s churn, I still churn butter, make bread and put up jam. After Autumn, one of the first cold days I’ll bake cat head biscuits and slather with home churned butter and jam. It’s a reason to celebrate!

  11. Chuey B

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    First sensation in the morning: soft prickies as I am awakened by resident feline massaging my back, reminding me it’s breakfast time.

  12. Debbie A

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Love this list!
    Opening books with others notes in them are pure bliss!

  13. Debbie E

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I bought a Maya Angelou book Saturday. Not only was the book given as a gift with the inscription in it, but also a family photo was apparently used for a bookmark. I felt I hit the jackpot. I love finding items in the used books I buy. It is like the family is sharing a gift with me 🙂

  14. Bella Grace Magazine

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    That’s wonderful, Debbie! Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂

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