365 Gratefuls

I received an email last year, inviting me to be part of a very special project.  I was surprised, flattered, and incredibly excited!  I waited in anticipation.  And finally, it arrived – a beautiful book by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew, titled 365 Gratefuls.

Hailey undertook her own personal project of finding and photographing a moment of grateful in every day – to really look for, and discover, the things that are often missed or overlooked.  In the book’s introduction she writes, “It amazed me how quickly I began to notice more and more ‘gratefuls’.  It was not long before it was hard to take only a single photo each day.”  Hailey began to share her project with others, who began grateful projects of their own, and from there she was inspired to put together the book in the image above.  An amazing collection of photographs and stories, a mixture of sweet and funny, heart-rending, and lovely, and I find myself smiling as I read.

And you may remember my image from our trip to Thailand last year (blogged here).  I am so thankful that it was chosen, as it’s one of my most favourite of all – for everything that it is, how it makes me remember, and how we felt in that moment together.  I love that so much can be wrapped up tight in one photograph.

I hope your world is full of wonderful moments.

Today, I’m so very grateful for this.

M x

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  1. Jen April 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    One of my fav photo’s of your precious girl. So glad to see your work in print in a book like this. You so deserve it xxx

  2. Jane April 18, 2013 at 3:48 am #


  3. Dutch Emma April 18, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    How wonderful that your work and your gorgeous girl are in this pretty book!

  4. melriddell May 1, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Oh thank you Jen, that’s lovely! And thank you Jane and Emma! I’m so proud to have my work in this work, and Sophia is just as proud as I am to have her picture there. She took the book to preschool for show & tell, because she wanted all her friends and teachers to see! I’ll certainly treasure it. xx

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