Monday, December 13, 2010

{we all can find JOY....}

keep knocking.....
and the joy inside will eventually open a window
and look out to see who's there
{rumi}
xox

57 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh yes how true. I make a necklace that says "Joy in the journey" because I believe, like your quote - if you just keep seeking joy, you will eventually find it.

Catherine said...

Sometimes 'joy' is right in front of us and we can't always recognize it. Keep on knocking indeed! Good advice Koralee!

xo Catherine

Irma said...

great message!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Koralee!! I just had to come by and tell you how awesome your layout/spread was in Where Women Cook! by far, that is now my favorite magazine.......the best stuff in there.....Jo P. really outdid herself with this idea I think - and to think all of us women are getting more enthused in the kitchen because of her! I love it!!

can't wait to see what you do next :)
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Dogwood said...

Thanks for reminding us that JOY can be found. You are a sweet and positive lady.
Thanks...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod evening beautiful one! JOY comes in all ways...tears, laughter, solitude, multitudes....and all from ONE beautiful one whose coming we are celebrating....Oh Night Divine!

May that joy NEVER leave you my beautiful Koralee!

MILLE CALINS, MILLE BISES, Anita

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a beautiful reminder . Thank you.
Have a pretty day,
Kristin

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful post, thanks for the reminder!

ruffledrose.com said...

Completely agree. Joy is surrounds our lives. Sometimes it takes a moment to recognize it.

i.ikeda said...

So true! We all have it inside somewhere. Once we find it there we can appreciate the joy that's outside so much better.

Your blog is JOY and I'm so glad I can partake in it along with everyone else. Thank you for bringing so much positivity to our lives.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Korlaee,

Thank your for sharing this beautiful post, hope that you have lots of joy and happiness today.
I see it is one of Molly's lovely photographs.
Hope that she is doing well.

Hugs
Carolyn

Rosie said...

Oh dear one what lovely thought...Yes, we must never stop searching for JOY...when I am in need of Joy I just pop over here for a little vistit :)
Molly girl...what a gorgeous snappy!
........SWEET DREAMS....~R~

A Casa da Vá said...

That is beautiful... Thank you for the reminder!

Libbie said...

Hey there! I found a big package of JOY in my mailbox today!!! It was so fun to receive my PINK CHRISTMAS package! I really truly love it all & Kara was soooo sweet & threw in a few extras! I feel like such a lucky girl! SO thank you so much! & what a good reminder to find our Joy! I am totally a JOY girl all the way so I just loved today's post :) Thanks again Koralee!!!

Julie Harward said...

Hi sweet Koralee...that quote reminds me of the picture of Jesus standing at the door knocking...we have to let him in to find the greatest of all joys. ;D

Marilyn said...

Love this quote~
Joy will overcome and Shine!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Koralee~My joy is found in the simplest of pleasures. When I'm surrounded by those I love. With my college boy home it has put us in a festive mood.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
We're making slow progress decking the halls at my home. Hubs cut our Christmas "TREEZILLA"!! down from the backyard this weekend. Turns out what grows outside really appears much smaller then you think, lol.
Do you like playing Christmas music while decorating? For me the music welcomes a wonderful sentiment of the season to the air, as does the aromas of baking.

It's good to be back, I hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

tinajo said...

So true - that is just how it is! :-)

Hope the rest of your week is great! :-)

Mama Holli said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Blessings to you my friend!
Holli

It's me said...

Knock knock !!...........love Ria....

Jacqueline said...

Dearest ssweet koralee, such a beautiful words and a sweet reminder! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS ONE! Yes, another day of going with the flow of excitement amongst the sweet ones and their ENTHUSIASM! Several of my students are already leaving on Wednesday to GLOBE TROTT to France and other exotic places in the world! POUR MOI? I just can't wait to sleep in the comfort of my own puffy white bed to embrace more of the rest that my body is starting to scream out for!!!

OhI wish we could send you the snow that we are expecting to get AGAIN TOMORROW! We are already neck deep with the shoveled stuff just making things difficult! But it is cozy and I LOVE IT SO!

May each blessing you have today just warm you and build up to the greatest moment of all with your beloved family!

MILLE BISES MA BELLE, Anita

Privet and Holly said...

I'd say you've
blown that door
wide open, dear
friend.....
Merry, merry Tuesday!
xx Suzanne
PS: Bet the natives
are getting restless
as the school holiday
approaches : ) !!

BEAR's Mom said...

finding sweet messages from you
is an early morning joy to start my day
happy tuesday sweet friend
~victoria~

marian said...

So true Koralee! Wer just have to keep telling ourselves and others.
It's always such a joy to visit your blog! Thank you! Have a great day!
Marian

Vintage Home said...

...True words...sweet girl to take this pic for you...would look great framed!

paperbird said...

So very lovely Koralee- the image is so beautiful- I love the light streaming in through.
You always have great thoughts to share- sweet blessings to you sweet lady.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I've never heard this quote...but I think it's now one of my favorties.

LuLu said...

I'm opening my window to welcome Joy in on this very blustery day :)
xo,
LuLu

A Vintage Chic said...

What beauty and peace in this lovely image and your thoughts...thank-you...I needed it today!

I hope you're having a lovely wintry day, dear friend...

Julie

Kellie Collis said...

I couldn't agree more! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This post reminds me of the verse "Knock and the door will be opened, seek and you shall find". A perfect post for Christmas :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love this quote. I pictured a kind of Mother Hulda in my head while reading it!
Hugs for a happy Tuesday, enjoy this last week before the holidays begin, my friend xxxx

Marydon said...

Amen!!!

Christmas hugs & wishes ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Martina said...

Dearest Koralee, what a beautiful quote! I so love Rumi - he has such great wisdom and kindness, and he's so modern in his ways of teaching things. A great soul twinkling down on us from the heavens!
Thank you again sweet friend for your gorgeous card. I look at it and feel happy in the pre-christmas buzz. Love and light! xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

A very true comment. Lovely, atmospheric pic.

Gloria said...

Beautiful post and photo. What an amazing shot your sweet Molly took! My middle name is "Marie" too! :)

Have a wonderful day, my dear friend!

Blessings to you,
XOXO Gloria

Barbara said...

Now that everything is done, I can let joy in for the rest of the season, Koralee!

(The Blue (and most of the red) Santas are Radko
Gift Givers. I've collected them for years, all colors, all over the house.)

pollydove said...

I love that you have been using the word JOY so much lately. It is so important to feel joy in our lives. Christmastime is a wonderful time of year to make the extra effort and be aware of the things that bring us that joy ... we (I) need to focus on those things much more.

Beautiful image today, beautiful reminder. xoxo

Not Just a Waitress said...
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Not Just a Waitress said...

A lovely image from Miss Molly :)
The quote reminded me of another...from the Sound of Music. "When God closes a door, somewhere He opens a window."
:) :) :)

Christine Hoffman said...

I needed this reminder today, dear one:)
Joy, indeed.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wise words to go with a wonderful Molly picture!

Brenda Kula said...

What a wonderful tidbit of wisdom!
Brenda

Suz said...

That's lovely, Koralee. Yes, there is always joy!!!
Hugs,
Suz

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

JOY + BLISS = koralee

ciao bella!




Creative Carmelina




xoxox

Rizzi said...

SO VERY TRUE, AND I AM HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE MUCH JOY IN MY LIFE. THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS BRING MA MLOT OF WARMTH, I JUST LOVE IT. ALMOST DONE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. :) RIZZI

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...very sweet!

birdie blue said...

beautiful pic, koralee.

i just spoke to my cousin named 'joy'. she's expecting her fifth baby right after christmas...

xo
~molly

erin said...

we must all keep a-knockin for sure!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Catching up a bit tonight!
Oh you got to meet a blogging friend ♥ wonderful!
I stopped over to see Pam's blog, Red Ticking, and find I've been there before. What a lovely space she has created there.

Molly's photo is beautiful. Europe is so historic... so many amazing things to see there. I'm sure she is seeing things she will always remember ~ things she will tell her own children.
The joy just keeps on growing ~
Blessings to you and your whole family ~ enJOY all that this season can bring ~
*Maria

red ticking said...

HE is always there... all we have to do is ask... and yes, i am getting much better dear friend... thank you for checking up on me... it means alot... xx

Beatnheart said...

oh Koralee, I truly hope so.

Angel.Pearls said...

I'll never stop knocking! Thanks/ Eva

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PRECIOUS KORALEE! Ohhhh dearest, I left school early yesterday with chills, fever, stomach ache...you could not show me, tell me about or suggest ANYTHING ABOUT FOOD yesterday! I came home and just laid down for HOURS!!! I am having a substitute in today and I will stay PUT at home and just rest. THANK YOU PRECIOUS FOR COMING TO SAY HI!!! Oh, even though I am a bit sick, THE ANTICIPATION AND JOY over the holidays is mounting! The kids are so darling. One of my little girls was looking at me yesterday with great concern. I love to help her with her writing and she is a budding thespian! I just couldn't be useful yesterday at school, however!

Oh boy, what do you have up your sleeve for the HOLIDAY!!!! Are you spending it at your home? Oh, please post and show pictures of what you are up to!!!

GROSSES BISES ET GROS CALINS À MON AMIE, KORALEE!!!!

Anita

Martha said...

Koralee...one of the best things I've read this week...love it
hugs to you

Pamela said...

So much beauty on this blog. A feast for the eyes and mind. Thank you.