Grateful for Poinsettia

On Sunday at mass I was admiring the poinsettia arrangement that was set out in front of the altar. I have always found this plant beautiful and, when many are arranged together, it looks even more beautiful.

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Poinsettia. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

At the end of mass the congregation were told that if anyone wished to, they could take one of the plants home. I decided to take one and enjoy its beauty for a little while longer.

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Standing on my table. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The plant is now standing on my side table and can be enjoyed every time I enter the living area. The bright red leaves bring a little colour into our apartment – especially as we are having grey winter days.

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Close-up of poinsettia. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

This week I am grateful for the poinsettia that I was given. I am grateful for the colour and beauty it has brought to our home, as well as the positive intention that was behind the gift offering.

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Thank you for last week’s contributions. I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. Please remember to send me a pingback so that I know you have participated. 

32 thoughts on “Grateful for Poinsettia

  1. Thank you for sharing your pictures and your gratitude.
    I want to post more about gratitude, especially for the small things in everyday life that can go unnoticed unless I really experience the moment.

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    1. It is for the same reason I decided to post at least once a week on something I am grateful for. It has required me to be more aware of the small positive things in my life.


  2. Oh Colline, I agree, such beautiful plants. What has amazed me over here during our travels is that here in Southern Spain they actually use Poinsettias on the roundabouts and in hanging baskets and in window boxes!!! They are everywhere, outdoors, so cheery bringing a little bit of a traditional Christmas feel to sunny climes.


  3. Yes, I’m grateful for flowers beautifying the inside of my house during winter. It’s in the teens today – degrees – and I love looking at the 3 purple orchids, the pink cala lilies, the white tulips that I’ve placed in vases throughout my home. Enjoy your gorgeous red poinsettia!


  4. Oh awesome! I love poinsettias also! They add so much more beauty to the holidays and to a room for sure. We did not decorate too much this Christmas. Not much free time. Hate that. We usually go all out with decor everywhere (not overdone, just done — tasteful). All we did really this year was buy a nice tree and put lights on it. We wrapped gifts about 2 days before Christmas. We were behind this year but I have already started planning the November and December calendars for this year to be more on the ball. Hopefully, my life will be flowing a bit more smoothly by then. Ha! Lovely pictures! 😉

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    1. I have found that now I am working and am no longer a stay at home mom, that I have less time to do all the things for Christmas that I used to do. My girls are older now and I am lucky that they understand that the little details cannot be done. We still, however, have a wonderful time over Christmas.


  5. The little golden cluster at the centre is so precious! I’ve been unlucky this year. I bought one pre-Christmas and most of its leaves have dropped. It’s out in the cool of the conservatory now and doesn’t seem to mind. 🙂


    1. I had the same experience with the one I bought last year. They do not seem to like it to be too hot – and our apartment does get too hot sometimes. I am hoping my small gift lasts longer than the one I had last year.


  6. Beautiful Colline! They are really an amazing flower, we try to keep ours alive as long as possible. We even found two during the Holidays at home depot, they are silk ones, so they will last a long time! Hugs, thanks for sharing!

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