Saturday, January 8, 2011

{you are not here by mistake...}

...around the world and down through the ages
there has never been another you,
and there will never be another you.
The miracle of your existence is not in your hands.
You are here for a purpose.
You have something that only you can give to the world.
Take time to consider what that is.
{from the book One...How many people does it take to make a difference?}
~
If we have never been amazed by the very
fact that we exist,
we are squandering the greatest fact of all
{will durant}
xox

62 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

Ah... you always have some great inspriation!

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I want to see the world through your camera lens! Great words and love that photo!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you INSPIRE TO NO END!!!! Simple, beautifully stunning and yet profound all at the same time...and in BLUE...ahhhhh, what a perfect mix for any day of the week! Oh sweet friend, your comments mean the world to me and this post of yours goes with what my spirit has awakened to find out, after all these years....even as a "believer".....funny how God works....have a FUNNNNNNNNNNNNN WEEKEND! WE MADE IT!!!

Back later, Anita

Pink Satin Sashes said...

I was watching It's a wonderful life at Christams and when they remove Goerge Baily as if he never existed, it made me think how many peoples lives we touch and something we do for people has an effect on them, no matter how small. If we were not here how many of those lives would have gone a different way had we not been involved. Even in the smallest way.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

This is something I think about every single day...wondering about my purpose. I also think about it in terms of my children. I watch them laugh or play, just being who they are and I am so amazed by the fact that this person once never existed and now...here they are. It is all so mind boggling.

Pinecone said...

You always have something posted that I need to hear or think about...thanks!
Ashlyn

A Vintage Chic said...

So beautiful and so very true, my friend...I've always believed that...every word of it.

Thank-you, sweet Koralee, for always inspiring and for always sharing the best and most beautiful things...you are a delight!

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend & every good thing that can fill it!

Julie

Patti said...

I really love your blog. It makes me happy to see your beautiful photographs. I especially love today's post!

Patti

myletterstoemily said...

cogito ergo sum . . . i exist, therefore, i am.
created for His pleasure . . . and to enjoy your
delightful blog. :)

Catherine said...

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of that once in awhile ~ thank you for doing so sweet Koralee!

And look at all your lovely baking you have been doing. Oh those cookies ~ yum yum yum!

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Maria said...

Good Morning Koralee!
Wonderful reminder about how precious each life is. . . an integral part of His beautiful creation ♥

Have a beautiful Saturday ~ enjoy the joy of two free days!
*blessings to you dear ♥
~Maria

NicNacManiac said...

Such a fabulous week of inspiration...I am so glad that I have you in my world to bring me so much JOY!! Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Ana Degenaar said...

So true and so beautiful, friend!!!
xx

Rizzi said...

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT,
WE ARE HERE FOR A PURPOSE.
SOME HAVE THE CHANCE TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS, AND MANY OTHERS NEVER FIND OUT. I THINK ABOUT THIS A LOT, I THINK I MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA WHY I AM HERE, BUT NOT REALLY CERTAIN.
STILL SEARCHING. RIZZI

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love this post. Picture and words.
Much love for a JOYful weekend, sweet Koralee. We'll be doing many rain dances here xxxx

Krishana said...

Great reminder for the day. Here's to not squandering 2011. Thanks for all your encouragingly beautiful posts! My day is always brightened by dropping by your blog!

FrenchBlue said...

Thank you for your tender reminder my darling friend. Sometimes your lift is all I need to get through my day:)
XO

Privet and Holly said...

I've always said
that being born is
like winning the
lottery....the odds
are very very small
that all conditions
were right to form
a unique YOU. Thank
you for that wonderful
reminder today, Koralee!
And thanks for being you : )
xx Suzanne

Madelief said...

I have been staring at the photo to see what it is, but I can't decide...The words are just beautiful. I will remember them for when I am feeling a bit low :-)!

Happy sunday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lilybets said...

It's very interesting what you write,it's true but difficult to say!.Bye,thanks for your visit.

Karena said...

Koralee so true , and I thank you for the inspiration!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

janet said...

These words ring so true! I think about this everyday.

We all like to think that we will missed and be remembered for that special thing we gave the world...our time and ourselves

Have a blissful weekend Koralee,
Janet xox

Tamara Nicole said...

Amen to that! Thanks hun for the continuing inspiration:-) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Bohemian said...

Oh how true this is Koralee! Thanks for stopping by my Post today, I love coming to your Posts for a lovely cheerful and bright visual and beautiful words of encouragement and inspiration.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful post Koralee! : )

curlysusieQ said...

Thanks Koralee, I am at present struggling with the feeling of what's the point since I'm one among many. This is encouraging and inspiring.

It's me said...

Thank God their is only one me !!!...........hahahahha!!...i am who i am......lovely post.......xxxx......

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I think about stuff like that all the time! I am even more amazed that, out of all of the billions of people on this earth, the Creator if the universe knows how many hairs are on my head! We are each that important to Him- all of us! Amazing...

Heidi said...

I love this ....When you stop to really think about it!

Terra said...

Koralee, I agree, and admire your photos.

Torie Jayne said...

Gorgeous Koralee, and so true!
Have a sweet day! x

andrea creates said...

how true and inspirational!

Suz said...

Oh, Koralee,
Yes, yes and again I say yes! We are all ao wondrously different, your picture conveys it as well as your words!
Hug,
Suz

i.ikeda said...

Lovely inspiration to share with us. Delight in our own gifts to the world, yes, and recognize them for what they are. It's easy to get lost in the messy everyday and forget the wonder of our lives. Thanks for the reminder.

Bela said...

SO true, dear Koralee! Inspiring adorable post! Have a great and blessed weekend! Rest! Love! Bela

A Perfect Setting said...
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A Perfect Setting said...

Great inspirational post. I think about it often, I think I'm here for the sole purpose of providing stability for my family?? Anyway, happy New Year, deleted my first post, after I read it lol!! Love your blog!

Susan said...

Sometimes I've glanced at a stranger passing by and noticed that our eyes met and we entered each others world for just a moment. I've been struck by the fact that there are so many people in this world that I will never ever know, and yet our heavenly Father knows each of us, our thoughts, our needs, our desires, and the very number of hairs on our heads! And when we pray we have his undivided attention! It's mind~ boggling!
Great pic to illustrate your quotes, Koralee! Perfect! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us every day! And thanks for another thought~provoking and inspiring post!
You are truly remarkable,my friend!
Blessings!

Libbie said...

I am always so amazed by that too! I can't stop thinking how God is forming this new child in me too & he/she will be just perfect & have its own little purpose too! It is all so AMAZING!

luckygirlgifts said...

Thank you for that poignant wisdom!!
Have a lovely weekend.
xoxo
Cari B.

Sewn With Grace said...

Love this!! I'm a bit jealous of your green grass. I'm still shivering from snow and I've been inside for almost an hour. Enjoy the green for me!

Tiedupmemories said...

So true! So true!

Alisa said...

Great quotes! Thanks for sharing them!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the reminders, both are wonderful quotes and things to remember.

Alessandra said...

Something to remember in connection to others... when we ask ourselves why some people do exist :-)

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Came for a visit and am now extremely inspired. WOW!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Oh I am so grateful that you exist Koralee!

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for your lovely comments the other day. I wasn't able to comment back yet, as I was on a little blog break while my kids have Christmas holidays until tomorrow.
Love this inspiring post, thank you! Now I will be scrolling around over here!

Martina said...

Happy weekend Koralee! Yes, life's a miracle and we should celebrate every minute. Blogging helps - and you inspire!

michelle said...

Beautiful Koralee! It is so amazing how we are all so different right down to our individual hair. We are similar in ways yet all very very unique!! :) Thank you!!!

hometown girl said...

this is so beautiful, so true we all have gifts to share with the world.....just knowing what to do with them is the hard part sometimes. hope you are well my sweet friend! hugs, susan

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Such sweet words. I tell my kids this all the time...they are here for a purpose and God has a plan for their life.
Blessings,
Marcia

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful post today, sweet Koralee.
Thank you for the inspiration and always bringing a smile to my face.
Hope that you are keeping warm and have a happy week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Beach Vintage.com said...

Dearest Koralee, Happy New Year to you.I wish you every success in 2011 and I will be following you all along the way. xx

Shelley said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so thankful you did because it led me to yours. I'm looking forward to following it. It's fabulous!

red ticking said...

you are truly too good to be true... xoxo

Miles Of Style said...

lovely lovely words to keep in mind and inspire one's self! thanks for sharing and making me feel special :)

Natasha said...

How beautiful Koralee! I'm just reading on a Monday morning, what a lovely way to start my day/week! :-) Happy Monday to you! Natasha xo

pollydove said...

I LoVe this! xoxox

Martha said...

really, really love this
xo sweet one

Gloria said...

Beautiful photo! Beautiful words!

Our God is an awesome God!! :)

I hope your day is as sweet as you are!

xoxo Gloria

theUngourmet said...

I love this! Such a great thing to remember! ;)