Sunday, September 13, 2009

~ Gentle Spirit ~

My wish for today.....
to let the gentle side of me shine through


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Gentle spirit
Dwell in me
By helping me
to show
Loving kindness
and
Gratitude
In all I do today

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"Remembering that when you leave this earth,
you can take nothing that you have received.....
but only what you have given;
a full heart enriched by
honest service
love
sacrifice
and
courage."
{Francis of Assisi..."letters to rulers of the people"}


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"Thy gentleness hath made me great"
{II Samuel 22:36}


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The lovely blue egg was a gift given to me yesterday by my lovely daughter Ali
{love you Ali....you inspired this post and you inspire me}

47 comments:

Apron of the Month Club said...

Thank you so much for speaking to my spirit today. I am a single mom and most of the time I have to be tough and on-guard. I work as a Safety Coordinator and that requires me to be straight forward and strict with regulations. I don't often remind myself to be gentle. Today I will remember to "...to let the gentle side of me shine through".

Yoli Kalkofen

JC said...

Things to remember ... no matter what kind of day we have ... someone has had it worse and it could be the person next to you ...

Thanks ...

Beach Vintage said...

What a lovely gift you have received from your beautiful daughter. Have a great week.

becky said...

Lovely blog post!Refreshing.

maría cecilia said...

I think your gentle side is showing through your beautiful and gentle image, very lovely.
María Cecilia

Someone's Mom said...

What a lovely gift. It seems as if your daughter knows your heart well. Thank you for your beautiful words.

Sue

elk said...

how very beautiful..we learn so much from daughters

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a lovely and thought provoking post. Love the quote by Francis of Assisi, something we all need to keep in mind. Hope you are enjoying your evening.

Hugs,
Karyn

Maria Confer said...

What a gorgeous gift from your sweet daughter.

Gentleness is something people very often forget. Thanks for reminding me.

lululetty.blogspot.com

paperbird said...

You have a very lovely and gentle spirit- it is evident through your photographs and beautiful posts.

Have a lovely day tomorrow.

Sher said...

Such a sweet gift from your daughter, how lovely that this post is inspired by her:)

I need to go home and read that bible verse again, thank you for reminding me to have a gentle spirit!

Tracey said...

This was a wonderful post for me...today would have been my father-in-law's 69th birthday, had he not passed away 3 weeks ago. He was such a warm, gentle,, loving person, and it is so true what you wrote here...the only way to really be remembered is to have given of your love and kindness! Have a great week at school with the kiddos! Love the egg :)

T

caroline joy said...

Magnificent. Thank you for warming my heart today :)

Carol said...

What a wonderful reminder...the gift we give others...a gentle, kind spirit...That's the kind of person I want to be. Thanks, Koralee...for the inspring thoughts!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Truly beautiful and uplifting post. Your daughter is such a sweetie, that egg is gorgeous.

Thank you :)
xoxo

Vicki said...

Hi,Koralee,
Absolutely beautiful! You said it all perfectly and there is not a single word that I could add to it. Have a beautiful week and thank you for stopping by Bunny Cottage. Vicki

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Koralee, How beautiful..words to remember...you should hop over to read my post on what children think of God and the Angels. :0)

Have a wonderful Monday!

Geisslein said...

Koralee, you are SO CUTE! Thank you for this lovely comment about my blog - that mean so much for me and you´ve made my day now! a big hug from germany, geisslein

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Simply lovely..........oh and that duck egg!

Love Sarah x

Indie.Tea said...

How beautiful...and the picture is lovely too.

Sara C. Walk said...

Koralee, you are so so sweet!!! Thank you for the amazing comment and im so excited that you are going to have a chocolate tasting party, and that i have found another fellow lover of chocolate ha ha. I love you blog as well, it is truely beautiful and you post about the most amazing things... (i love the quote "remember when you leave this earth i am writing it down right now! its so true!) i am now a follow! Thanks again for stopping by :)

Kellie Collis said...

What a beautiful gift!!! x

Torie Jayne said...

This is a wonderful post and I am smiling so hard! Have a sweet day! x

muchlove said...

beautiful!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Koralee
Such true and powerful words from Saint Francis of Assisi. From time to time, we all benefit from being reminder!
A beautiful post and a lovely gift from your daughter.
Take care
Isabelle x

Courtney said...

What a perfect little gift from your daughter. It is so sweet! And so is this post. It's such a great thing to keep in mind as we begin this new week.

Mo said...

this is adorable ! so sweet...

Anne Marie said...

so nice!

and love your sweat pea picture - yum!

Jill said...

So beautiful! and so true! what a sweet gift from your daughter!
Many Blessings!
Jill

Jeanneoli said...

I should print that out and put it on my desk. I greatly desire to be more gentle and slower to anger. Sweet post.

blondiensc said...

So sweet and so true koralee...thanks for the reminder!

Claudia said...

What a lovely post, Koralee. And what a sweet present from your daughter!

Morning T said...

Such a beautiful post Koralee. Your daughter is a sweetheart and you are for sharing a bit of her with us.
Happy Monday to you.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Beautiful post Koralee...and how absolutely sweet of your daughter.

cabin + cub said...

Love the little blue egg... so pretty ( I am a sucker for anything robin's egg blue). Lovely post! ;)

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

soooo pretty... your new egg from your daughter... your post... AND your blog!
i am a bluebird notes newbie :)... thanks for making me smile!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That is a really pretty egg! And I love the quotes. Your blog always brings a smile to my face! :)

Nezzy said...

What a precious gift from your daughter. I want one....it is my birthday, ya know? Thank you so much for touching our spirits with His. Have a great day....I'm gonna!!!

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

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Farmgirl Paints said...

Love your little blue egg. What a sweet gift and great reminder:)

jqline said...

This is such an inspirational post and thank you so much for this wonderful reminder! You have a such a gorgeous little bubble space here and i feel so happy to have found you thru my little space! I am also off to read your other post! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lovely words and what a sweet blue egg. How nice a gift to receive from your daughter. Have a wonderful and 'gentle' week. x Julie

Julia said...

Dear Koralee,

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog - I stop by as often as I can to see what new things you've shared.

I would also like to introduce you to my own newly-started blog, "File Under Lovely" (http://fileunderlovely.blogspot.com/) and hope that you will visit often!

Best regards,
Julia

Rheea said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and inspiring post. Yes I agree, we should be grateful for the things we have (and didn't have, that we don't want). 'Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about..' I count my blessings before I sleep every night.

Your daughter is so sweet! She must have a gentle spirit just like her mom :)

Rheea

Kasey said...

what a sweet and darling post.
xo

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, what a special gift to receive from your daughter! My greatest joy is being a parent,our kids always surprise and delight us when we least expect it. I love the verse, thank-you so much for sharing, we need more gentleness in our universe. I also gave my son the same middle name as that saint, whilst my other sons middle name is Paris!Sharon xx http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

Bree Oliver said...

I don't know what it is but that image you posted just speaks to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will be sure to check back into yours for more inspiring pics.
Cheers!