Friday, April 30, 2010

{a single thought}

just for today...
pick a pencil
and jot yourself a
simple reminder

53 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I never cease to be blown away by the inspired photos you post! Something so simple as pencils in a contain becomes a piece of art in your hands. Thank you.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour koralee,
We do need little reminders. Great thought as always!
Happy weekend to you,
Mimi

Marilyn said...

Thanks so much! I will take the "Be Strong" pencil, please.

A Casa da Vá said...

just the reminder I needed... perfect timing!

you... always inspiring!

^_^ happy weekend

The Garden Bell said...

Oh, so clever. I need the patience one. As I'm really ready to start planting here.

Happy Weekend,
Kate

Privet and Holly said...

I'll take Be AGREEABLE! I think that makes the most of a weekend, don't you? Just found you, again, and it's fun to see what you've been up to! xx P&H

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
"BE FORGIVING" I LIKE THAT ONE. IT IS SO NICE TO GIVE OR HEAR A KIND WORD. IT BRINGS SMILES, HAPPY TEARS,AND
JUST MAYBE A LITTLE LOVE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. RIZZI

Dustjacket Attic said...

Thank you darling, I will.

Lovely weekend to you,
xoxo DJ

Kathysue said...

I think I will pick the be enthusiastic pencil!! I need to be enthusiastic in what ever I choose to do this weekend, wish me luck!! Kathysue

Sherry from Alabama said...

It's not the one I really want, but I must take the "be forgiving" one. I'm having a problem with that right now. Someone hurt my child's feelings, making it hard for this mama to just let it go. Thanks for the reminder.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Rosie said...

I will select be agreeable, and will probably have to sharpen it more than once, as my note would be more of a book...{I admit to being tired and a wee bit grouchy} my husband thanks you so much for your reminder...Rosie

Elizabeth said...

How darn cute!
Hard decision,mmmm I sure could probably use all of them right now! I will take the Be enthusiastic for today, since I've been feeling
like a bit of a grump lately.
Hope your having a good day!
Elizabeth

Lisa said...

Love it!!
Have a happy weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie Harward said...

How neat! I want to be all of them...good things to be! Come say hi :D

Auntie Cake said...

I love how you see beauty in ordinary objects! Great advice!
Kate

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Koralee! I love your blog, love the beautiful pictures and thoughts. I'd like the "be forgiving" pencil. That's the greatest peace on earth! I wish you a peaceful and lovely weekends too!

myletterstoemily said...

i still love new pencils as much as i did on the first
day of class every school year!

darling idea!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Such a great reminder! I love it. Have a wonderful weekend.

GardenofDaisies said...

All good things! If I could only remember to be all of them at once. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments on my Okanagan post. Beautiful place to grow up! Next time you go home to visit family, I hope you will take a current picture of the kids Ogopogo statue for me.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes and the reminder.

katrina said...

great pencils - I LOVE the one which says "be enthusiastic". see, i have a post-it note on my computer monitor which says, "follow your enthusiasms". :D

Luiza said...

I would need to pick two of them:
Be strong & be enthusiastic...=).

Have a wonderful day.
And once again, thank you for thinking of me.
It warms my heart.

Hugs/
Luiza

It's me said...

Thanks Karolee..............it reminds me at something !!...........

But what?? hahahhahahah!!

Have a great sunny day my dear !! lot of hugs from me................xxxxxxxxx

RosieP said...

Once again lovely post.

Hugs RosieP x

Jacqueline said...

Dear koralee, these inspirational pencils are gorgeous! Where did you get them? :) Thanks so much for such a wonderful post that made me smile! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Beth Gales said...

Great way to start the day! Thanks for the nice post!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy May Day to you! Love the photo in your friend's field. All that green grass is just gorgeous. Have not seen the Carl books before but looks to be a lovely series. I've already been generous today in many ways -- it's my favorite thing to BE. Hope you are having a great weekend. :) Tammy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

these thoughtful pencils are so thoughtful! Wishing you a wonderful, great weekend my thoughtful, creative, unique friend. xxxx

Jacqueline said...

Dear Koralee,
The one that jumped out at me was 'be generous' so, that is what I must do today !!
Have a lovely weekend. XXXX

Libbie said...

Hmmmm....which one to pick! Okay...I will just quickly use them all!!! What a positive person you are...I LOVE IT!

Kate & I were sitting around her kitchen with my mom last night & we were telling here that YOU might actually be perfect. :) Nice, funny, encouraging, humble, likeable (hard with all those other characteristics), adorable, creative....

Okay, you get the idea. But we both agreed. :) Just thought you should know :)

Herself said...

Koralee, If a picture is worth a thousand words, your are worth a million. Perfectly complete and just what I need to be reminded of! Thank you so much for your sweet friendship and the encouragement you offer to us all in your gentle, lovely way. Blessings for the weekend! XXX C

tinajo said...

Lovely reminder - and I do have a weak spot for pencils! :-)

hometown girl said...

how sweet! thank you! enjoy the weekend! xo susan

red ticking said...

i love them all... so i will try to remember each and every one.
you truly have a gift for spreading cheer... have a wonderful weekend..xx

Maria said...

Oh my Koralee!
I LOVE what you did here!
So incredibly creative and sooo TRUE!
So wonderful for me to remember and for character education at school!

Would you mind if I print this out and hang it up at school?

*Blessings to you always*
Thank you for being all those traits to all of us ♥
~Maria

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Thanks Koralee...for the simple reminder.

NicNacManiac said...

Hi Koralee,
How fortunate are all of the children in your class that get to experience first hand all of your love and inspiration...hope they know how lucky they are!! Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Maggie May said...

ooo i love these!

Florence and Mary said...

I love a pencil!

Victoria x

Crystal Escobar said...

That is beautiful! A great reminder. I need to be more forgiving!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Gosh you have style and smarts. One simple photo, one simple but STRONG message and voilà....inspiration station for me!!!! LOVE YOU, KORALEE!!!

Anita

Beatnheart said...

Thanks Koralee,....I needed that!

Kellie Collis said...

My reminder - have a lovely lunch! xx

Rheea said...

Have you thought about selling these beautiful photos with your lovely inspiring notes? Or thought about writing a book or something? You are so inspiring, Koralee! I'm so honoured to have such a kind, gentle soul as my friend this lifetime. Thank you for all the love. :)

May your weekend be as beautiful~~
Rheea

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Koralee, Rheea is correct....woman, you should be selling these photos. I still need to find out how in the sam hill you all get such nice and vivid pictures!!!!

Rosie mentioned that she met you! Oh dear, in my dreams could I only imagine meeting you and Rosie and Claudie up there in your beautiful country! But, I do have quite the imagination, so who knows!!!!!!! I gotta get my husband to take me to Canada some day! Bisous my friend, Anita

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love those pencils!!! Perfect!
xxxx

lyptis said...

Sweet pencils! Very stylish!

A Write Life said...

Oh, I just loved your post. Thank you!

Lynda said...

Just found you blog and love this picture. So inspirational!

the vintage wren said...

I love the pencils, what a great way to remind yourself of the little things. Love all of your fun pictures. take Care, Carrie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...once again you make me smile!

Martha said...

I love your images and little ways of encouragement!!!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I pick be enthusiastic!
Sometimes life can be hard on us, or just plain monotonous!... but we need to inject creativity and colourful flair into our everyday, so that we can be happy and cheerful people!

this is why Koralee, I come to visit you every chance I get....because I find a smile awaits me here each time!

thanks once again, again and again, for doing what you do!

ciao bella
creative and conversational carmelina!!