Wednesday, May 19, 2010

{GO FOR IT....be flexible }


if a love one/friend invites you out
for a cupcake.....
a strawberry scone...
{thanks Rosie}
a piece of cherry pie...
breakfast...lunch or dinner...
please remember this story.......
*
[I can't count the times I called my sister and said,
"How about going to lunch in a half hour?"
She would gasp and stammer,
"I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty.
I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast.
It looks like rain."
And my personal favourite:
"It's Monday."
She died a few years ago.
We never did have lunch together]
~peter legge~
*
"Too many people put off something that brings them joy
because they don't have it on their schedule,
didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their
routine."
{peter legge..If only I said that volume 5}
*
Go for it...don't miss out on life's Joys
*
{don't you just love the cupcake sprinkles I found?}

love and hugs....koralee


47 comments:

alee said...

i am a complete schedule person & I needed this esp. today :)...
thank you!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You keep amazing me. Your posts are the best, they really are, Koralee. I adore your words today. You have got me thinking here, love it. Sigh.... thank you so so much for uplifting my days with all the wisdom, sweetness, joyfulness and gorgeous images day after day. xoxoxoxo

Becky said...

Lovely as always.Love the sprinkles too.Nice sentiments for this day!HUGS!

Sewn With Grace said...

You are so right Koralee! I'm working on becoming much more spontaneous. Life can change in the blind of an eye. People are what is most important, not doing things. And, sprinkles should be on everything!!!

Catherine said...

Truly some wise words ~ thank you for reminding us of that today!

xo Catherine

Blondie's Journal said...

This is an eye opener! Thank you. We all need to learn to be spontaneous...

LOVE the sprinkles and also your new header. :-)

xoxo
Jane

Dawn said...

wow Koralee...I almost did my blog post on this EXACT same thing today...not being guaranteed of tomorrow with the ones you love!
Thank you...and love you pictures as usual:)
happy day to you,
dawn

Jeanette said...

I have been turning down friend requests of late - running a home business is fun but it is always there, always open, always reminding you to keep working. This is a good reminder, very good indeed.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love this post...I truly try to live like this everyday...I'm a spontaneous person...and love just picking up and going...that's how we got to be in the midwest.

Auntie Cake said...

Adoring the pink sprinkles you found! And you are exactly right, enjoy it now because time goes so fast!

Have a beautiful day!
Kate

Beth Gales said...

Koralee--thanks for the reminder, so true!

Andrea said...

Best not to put off those special moments...we may lose them.
Blessings,
andrea

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

When I was cleaning out my grandmothers home I found clothing, linens, etc all saved for "a special occasion".

It made me sad. Then I decided to use them before it was another day of being too late.

Please stop by an enter my French Basketeer tote giveaway.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sweet Girl,
Such a lovely cuppa chit~chat yesterday, thanks for coming. Have not tried the stawberry mashmallows yet...the pkg is just too pretty ...when I can bear to open it, I shall definitely give you a report.

This is a such an important sentiment...We miss out on so much, by not ceasing the day...
Great post...Great cupcake...but most of all Great S*P*R*I*N*K*L*E*S...

.........Carpe diem !.......love ROSIE

Kissed by an Angel said...

I totally agree!! That is the best advice!!
xxxx

Kathysue said...

That is so sad, I believe whenever you get to spend time with a loved one, do it!! When it is all said and done time with loved ones is all that will matter to us. Happy Wednesday,Kathysue

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
I KNOW!! I so agree. Some of our best times are the last minute unplanned moments or meals:) Thank you for reminding me how precious our time is sweet friend.
OX

Randi Troxell said...

thank you.. this completely make ME think, and makes me want to REALLY slow down... and not just talk about it!

love the new header too!

Terra said...

That is heart breaking and profound, and to some extent, I learned that lesson through sad times years ago. Now someone I love tells me she will visit me in 5 years due to her schedule. I told her that 5 years is a long time! You are very sweet to share this little story with us.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Yes, love the cupcake sprinkles! Since my cat Bonnie has been gone, I have made a point to take the time to stroke the other three pet's heads and say out loud: "I love you." Don't know if they understand. But I need to say it anyway.
Brenda

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Wow, such a touching story. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is such a great reminder.

pollydove said...

I DO love the cupcake sprinkles you found - and the photo of the cupcake! (I need one of those right about now.)

I love this thought too ... life is passing by much too quickly!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You are so right Koralee, Live today like there is no tomorrow! As today is PRESENT, truly a gift!

It's me said...

It's soooooo true.......this !! what you saying..........Thank you so much for sharing this.............. It is such a great reminder..........You are the joy in my live !! my sweet Koralee ...........

myletterstoemily said...

you are such an angel to remind us of taking time
for the important people in our life.

where in the world did you find those lovely
sprinkles?

and i'm jealous you got to have tea with rosie. :)

BEAR's Mom said...

WOW...I knew I wanted you as a friend :D
Your posts are wonderful.
~Victoria~

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I will remember the story Koralee.. My sister died nearly 3 years ago.. we are totally different, and she just kept herself to herself as far as I was concerned, not all the time, and sometimes i would get a phone call out of the blue, saying she would come and see me .. She never came here.. :-(

Carmelina said...

I'm sorry to hear that about your sister...but you're right...we need to take the time to live while we're living....

today, I'm singing out loud, at the top of my lungs!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Privet and Holly said...

Koralee, that was just the perfect message for me to hear, today ~ THANK YOU! I allude to a similar theme on my post, today. We need to capture JOY as often as we can!!! Your pictures are just so lovely and bring ME joy whenever I stop by. Happy Wednesday! xx P&H

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I do love the sprinkles, and I love this post! True, True, True!!! Time goes way to fast to hang laundry instead of have lunch with a sister, or a "Sister-Friend"!

tinajo said...

Yes, Carpe Diem is what we all should live by. Noone knows what tomorrow brings.

Take care!

ELK said...

I so needed this encouragement today!! would LOVE the cupcake...your not close by with it are you?? :))

Nezzy said...

So true words, we are so busy we keep puttin' off the joys of life. Your words toughed my heart and oh baby, where did you find those sprinkles???

God bless and you have yourself the best day sweetie!!!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So true! Sometimes it can be hard for me to drop everything and go...but I do.

V. said...

Very well put Koralee. It's a lesson that I hope to finally get one day soon.

Rizzi said...

YOUR CUP CAKE LOOKS SO YUMMY, YES, I WANT A BITE.
YOUR STORY IS SAD, BUT SO TRUE
I WILL DO THAT MYSELF, NEVER HAVING TIME, PUTTING THINGS OFF. GOOD REMINDER. RIZZI

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS that was so lovely. Koralee, I wish I could meet you and Rosie. I correspond with her daily, and what a lovely person she is, as I know you are. You have the biggest heart and I thank you for visiting me.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY! Anita

Julie said...

Such a beautiful & poignant reminder to take nothing for granted, Koralee--thank-you!

And, yes--I LOVE those sprinkles!

Martha said...

I love this so much!!! Thank you! Those cupcake sprinkles...love, love, love!!!

nerines said...

Oh that gave me goosebumps. I adore my sisters, they're twins and even though I'm the eldest by a couple of years, I feel like they've taken care of me so much more (I'm the goofy one). But we're there for each other and we see each other heaps, I wouldn't have it any other way. I am very grateful really but it wouldn't hurt to share it more. :-) xo

fernandflora said...

What a truthful reminder. And I feel like I know many people that are like this - too rigidt to branch out and do something fun or spontaneous. I hope I'm never like that. Good reminder. Thank you friend.

Geisslein said...

Such a great post and such a truthful reminder! I know how fast life can change and suddenly it is too late...so I try to live my life as best as I can! And I wear my best perfume and clothes every day ;o)
Have a lovely day today!

hometown girl said...

this is so true, we are so busy and often put off seeing friends or doing something we love. you are such an inspiration, i always leave here with a smile. thank you Koralee you're the best! xo susan

Maria said...

Good morning, Koralee!
Oh I just saw your new post!
I'm home today {routine dr's appt's} and it's a GLORIOUS DAY! Who would have known a month ago when the nurse told me that 10am on May 20th was all she had, that my day would look like this!

Koralee, this post is so powerful. When we were younger moms, and "let things around the house go" a little bit so we could spend some time visiting ...one of my friends always said,

"I really don't want the only thing on my tombstone to say, 'She kept a clean house.'"

I think of that often when the excuses start coming on for why I shouldn't or can't...

Blessings to you dear ♥ I hope your day is sweet!
and I do love those sprinkles :o)
~Maria

Marilyn said...

This is so very true. I use to call friends to get together, but they were always so busy. Now I have my cupcakes with you and my blogging friends. Love, love cupcakes. Tomorrow I will have lunch with my 90 year old aunt.

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohhh Koralee, that just brought a tear to my eye, thank you for what seems like something we should know but we forget at times.
unfortunately some of us realise it just a little too late.
hugs my friend, wish I could stop over & bring you & Rosie some cupcakes

Cornflake said...

Gorgeous reminder Koralee.

Love those cupcakes, yum!!!