Tuesday, April 5, 2011

~exercising my soul ~

just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I don't want to do just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but I will not show it. ~unknown~

xox

71 comments:

♥coco rose♥ said...

Beautiful words...beautiful photo! x

Lilybets said...

...good you do,will come back again!!!!!.My grandfather has teached me that...
:-)

Heidi said...

Ditto, have a super day!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I will make that tomorrow as I am 9 hours ahead. Wonderful words, sweet friend. And the sweetest image!
I so hope you are feeling better, Koralee. Closing my eyes and blowing bunches of healing vibes your way >>> *~*~*~*~*
Much love to you, enjoy your early morning cup xxxxx

todi design said...

great words! Hugs!

i.ikeda said...

What a wonderful exercise. We all pay so much attention to our bodies, but our soul needs just as much exercising to stay healthy and strong. And pushups are nothing compared to not letting someone see your feelings are hurt. It takes practice for that one! Have a lovely day and I hope you are the recipient of lots of good deeds as well as the anonymous giver. xoxo

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

I hope you will succeed!! Wish you a lovely day!

Have you received my parcel yet?

Lieve groet, Madelief x

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a wonderful quote. I need to heed that advice!

GardenofDaisies said...

If everybody did this, even one day a month, think how much better the world could be. Have a good "exercise" day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhh...what muscular giants we would be if we worked out our souls like this daily....and I send YOU blessings my dearest so that your BACK may be strong again! I know the pain, OH, do I know the pain!!!! Sometimes I just can't get comfortable in a chair....for me and my hip thing, I am better off walking quickly as I normally do, but sitting too long does me in.

Oh how I wish you well today! Back later to check in...Anita

Vintage Home said...

beautiful picture ...wonderful quote...
I need to heed the sentiment.

Bee happy said...

Lovely words and picture :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Two Shades of Pink said...

You always find the words to inspire me to be a better me. :)

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

I want to move into your blog. ;-)

Trisha Brink Design said...

Not enough words to say just how cool this really is! Blessings for your day...and I hope you are not found out! :)
T.

BEAR's Mom said...

RAK's are so good for the soul
i can't wait until my flowers
are blooming...last year i
surprised the girl who gives
me my morning coffee @ McD's
with roses...she felt super
but i know i felt better!!!
hoping that your doing better
today with the back...i posted
a get well soon card for you :D
love the picture...
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

The Garden Bell said...

As always, you remind me how to start my day. Three perfect things to keep in mind as I head out to the "BEACH"... Oh, I'm sorry I had to remind you of this fact....te-he....

Carol said...

Great encouragement, Koralee! Love your springy grape hyacinths!!
Enjoy your day back at school...you'll have lots of opportunities to practice those 3 things!! xo

tinajo said...

So lovely as always and the truest words! :-)

ruffledrose.com said...

What a delightful thought! Hope you're week is off to a wonderful start.

xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

It's me said...

Beautiful words for today......love love love Ria.....xxx...

Kori said...

Loving this post honey!!!! I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday doll. I'm guest posting today if you want to check it out! http://livingembellished.blogspot.com/2011/04/guest-blogger-la-shopping-from-blonde.html

Kori xoxo
blondeepisodes.com

FrenchBlue said...

Sweet friend,
And I will do the same!
You inspire Me:)
BIG HUGS, love you!
XOXOXO

Pinecone said...

I love the encouraging words!
thanks!
xo
Ashlyn

Monica said...

I think doing someone a good turn without being found out is the best!! Your blessing is then in heaven which is far greater than the blessing you receive on earth from someone thanking you.

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

Love the quote,and your blog. It's one of my favourites! Love your use of color and subject matter-so sweet! Thank you.

Jill said...

sounds like a perfect day to me!
Blessings sweet friend!
Jill

A Casa da Vá said...

Koralle your posts are always inspiring! I will keep that in mind...

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

By the Bluegrass said...

I have been doing things that I don't want to lately, just to force myself to be more disciplined. I know it sounds silly or like no big deal, but one of the things I have been working on is sticktoitiveness. For instance, when I am am working on a sewing project, I want to give up when things get too complicated. But, I have been making myself stick with it and complete it, no matter the mistakes or the final outcome. I am trying to train myself to finish what I have started in all aspects of my life. Funny, how your posts always ring a bell with me.
Love your little flower bundle. Hope you have a very nice day, my friend!
xo,
Sena
Sena

Marianne said...

Your photos are always so special. Love the cluster of little blue flowers.

Farmgirl Gourmet said...

That's awesome Koralee!! Very good words to live by and "exercise". Which by the way I was thinking you were going to reference the jumping around kind at which point I was going to feel guilty that I've been melting my brain on Twitter and FB instead of melting fat on the treadmill. :)

Thanks for not making me feel guilty!! LOL!
Farmgirl xoxoxo!
Heather

Jane said...

Wise words, beautiful picture :) :) :)
love from Jane x x x x x x

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Lovely, thoughtful words Koralee....and such a pretty photograph,
Susan x

pollydove said...

awe ... what a precious thought ... and an extra sweet photo today! xoxo

fee @ chipper nelly said...

lovely sentiment and picture - how kind you are!
Hope you are feeling much better - or at least that your all these comments make you smile!
fee x

Rizzi said...

LOVE YOUR POST TODAY KORALEE, GREAT IDEA DOING SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE BEST WORDS, AND KNOW HOW TO USE THEM, HAVE A GREAT DAY, AND ENJOY YOUR BREAK. RIZZI

Snappy Di said...

I always let others know when they have hurt my feelings. I think they should know... of course my skin is a little bit thicker than it was in my youth... good thing too since I cried at the drop of a hat back then.

Di

Hoola Tallulah said...

Ah,you always take the most perfect photos, and this lovely spring season suits your blog and the prettyfull flowery colours that encompass all that you do, I love your blog!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Love these ideas for today. I will try to as well xx

Susan said...

Oh, I must exercise my soul as well, my friend!
Such pretty flowers ! Bluebells? Thank you for a glimpse of springtime! Today was a dreary and depressing day for me! It was gray and rainy all day. I've been finishing up report cards. Tomorrow we have parent conferences. I always seem to dread them, but when they're over I'm always surprised at how well they go! Your beautiful photos always seem to cheer me.
I do hope you will find some relief from your back pain.
Wishing you many blessings!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love it! Definitely applying this to my day :)

Marilyn said...

How special to share with others selfless acts of kindness. Hugs!

Bohemian said...

Your inspiring comments and beautiful photography always make my day! What a wonderful way to 'exercise'!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Maria said...

Hi Koralee,
How are you?
Looking at those pretty bluebells makes me wish even more for spring.
{I'm not sure of their real name, but bluebells sounds lovely ;o)

Your quote is perfect for everyday real life.
So many times, "not saying" what we feel is a great discipline...
But here at Bluebird Notes, kindness and loveliness is easily found and shared.
Take care dear ♥ wishing you wellness and comfort,
~Maria

Alessandra said...

All in one day... very good!

Brava!

XXXX
Alessandra

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful words..... thanks my friend! : )

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love your orange tulips! I bought bleeding heart roots and Stargazer Lily bulbs today. Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way. You can see I don't have too much sun, so I'm starting all over with shade gardening. I love your post today as well - beautiful ideas. Love, Linda

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Love the photo of the blue bells ..... I think that's what they're called. I picked some today out of my garden. Besides peonies, these are right up there for my favorite flower.

Ashley said...

Have a happy week my dear friend! Xoxoxo

Gloria said...

Beautiful, Koralee! Just like you are...:)

Thanks for the words of wisdom today!

Have a joyous day, my sweet friend...:)

xoxo Gloria
p.s. thank you for your kind comment. There has been some viral bug going around in our family. Your prayers would be so very much appreciated for wellness...:)

Rosie said...

Oh dear girl,
I hear you too are under the weather. Gentle HUGS are sent in your direction. The healing process is SO slow this time...I am getting OLD. Your last posts are so beautiful...they will surely put me on the road to recovery...miss your sweet smile. Soon we will have tea...xoxo...Rosie

manon 21 said...

De jolis mots.

Belle journée

Manon

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet one; any relief for your back yet? I woke up with a sore HEEL NOW...I was just telling Rosie how I finally know how this happened to my back. I caught myself falling about a month ago and I must have jammed my muscle or nerves from the heel on up, for that entire area is PAINFUL....oh dear, we are a bunch, aren't we? BUT WE KEEP ON PLOWING THROUGH!!!! I wish you rest, peace and joy my dearest...Anita

Martina said...

Loooooove this picture - i could eat it, so pretty! Hugs for a great day!

Kris said...

Great to-do's! I;m with you one the second one.

Natasha said...

Ah this is beautiful Koralee, exercising the soul, I love it!
Have a lovely day mon amie :)
xo

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful, wonderful, dear Koralee...excellent counsel that I will remember throughout my day today...I needed those beautiful words...thank-you!


Wishing you a lovely day, dear friend...

Julie

Merci-Notes said...

I love this Koralee!

I think that many of us do theses things but to make sure that you do this every day... now that is wonderful and I agree an exercise for the soul!
LOVELY!

Thank You Koralee.

xo, Mary

Tracey said...

Lovely photo Koralee!!! It's always a joy to stop by here!!!

Have a great day!

xo

:) T

Barbara said...

We should try to do this every day. Not always possible, I know, but the exercise part IS. I do it every day and hate every moment of it. :)

Alisa said...

Aww, lovley!

Casa Bella said...

Wonderful words to live by!

Lynn said...

Koralee,
Your site is always a refreshing place to visit! Best to you, Lynn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And I am praying for YOU dearest one! YES, we are quite the BUNCH OF GALS with pains these days! Like I said, I can't tell you how many of us are dealing with bad backs, hips, feet.....and how we need to be swift on our feet with the little ones!!!! OH, may every thing turn out just right for you as you return to school!

BACK IN THE MORNING DEAREST...Oh how I love my friends!!! Anita

Suz said...

Lovely thought, Koralee, and beautiful picture. You did a good turn for me today with your nice comment on my blog. But I won't tell anyone ;-)

Big hugs,
Suz

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your sweet grape hyacinths and the words you have shared.
So sorry to hear that you have back pain and do hope that you are feeling better.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

Deb Legg said...

I'm going to try to remember that every day.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These sound like words to live by. I hope you had a wonderful day!

paperbird said...

missed this post but oh how i adore it.

Olympia said...

Beautiful words... Pope John XXIII´s decalogue "Only for today"