Sunday, July 31, 2011

~taking a break from busy~


my feet are up today
but
 though I would share with you what I wrote on my
wall chalkboard yesterday
{I even bought some coloured chalk........pink and aqua}

The Best Thing to Give
......to your enemy is forgiveness;
........to an opponent, tolerance;
........to a friend, your heart;
........to your child, a good example;
........to a father, good-will and love;
.......to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
.......to yourself, respect;
.....to all men, charity.
{unknown}

xox

hope your feet are up too
in fact let's make in national "feet-up" day today  

44 comments:

Susan said...

Great quote, Koralee. I know you have been working very hard setting up your new home. It feels good to start fresh though, doesn't it? I'm sure it is looking fantastic! Take good care of yourself. You don't want your back acting up! Put your feet up and enjoy the day! Wishing you sunshine and smiles!
Blessings!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Sunday!

What an inspiring post! Loved it!


Gabriela

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

~~~ cute post....sending love on this "feet up" sunday

kary and teddy
xx

Theophanie said...

That would be nice...

Ann said...

That is so nice...

A world would be a better place if we would just adhere to that ♥

Have a lovely week ahead.

Nana's Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Enjoy your r&r...moving is hard work...but the results so rewarding.
Cheers:)
Debbie

tinajo said...

The truest words - thanks for the lovely post. :-)

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

You are so right to put your feet up and relax. You must be tired after the move! Your words are beautiful! Such a good idea to write them on a chalkboards and remember....

Thank you for taking part in my giveaway :-)!

Enjoy your rest!

Lieve groet,

Madelief xox

Marydon said...

How is the house comig along, Koralee? I am sure it is going to be over the moon gorgeous, dying to see it all.

Beautiful inspiring share today.

Enjoy your moments of 'feet up'.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Lisa said...

indeed ♥ especially the example to your children

rest & be well..........

by Teresa said...

I'm glad to see you take a nice break from all the unpacking and decorating. My feet are up now, but we have a volunteer picnic to attend this afternoon, so my feet will be busy today. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Carol said...

Love your "chalkboard" message...such great reminders for living life! Hope you can relax a bit today....can't wait to see the results of your furniture painting!

xoxo to you

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love that quote Koralee. Words of advice that we should all take. Hope you have a nice day with your feet up nibbling on that tasty muffin and a cup of tea in your hand.

xo,
Danielle

It's me said...

Enjoy a lazy sunday......love Ria....xxx...

Martina said...

Such a great quote! Will write it on my chalkboard too! Have a great start to your week!

Helen Philipps said...

Very inspiring words, and such a delicious picture. Happy week ahead Koralee!
Helen x

Elizabeth said...

nice blog you have.. groeten vanuit Nederland

FrenchBlue said...

So true! Thanks for sharing your all your sweet secrets with us:) Keep your feet up all day long!
Hugs my sweet friend!
XOOX

T's Daily Treasures said...

Feet up over here. A great way to refresh and jump right into a new month tomorrow. Have a good one! :) Tammy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Glad that you have some time to put your feet up with a cup of tea and cake.
Thanks for sharing "the best thing to give"

Wishing you a lovely week ahead
Hugs
Carolyn

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Sunday! Enjoy that time. Love your inspiration from your post before.

silly old suitcase said...

to your readers, a nice post like this ;-)

Vintage Home said...

Great quote...and thanks ..for giving permission...sometimes we need to remember to rest!....
After another wedding yesterday, and one this next weekend for all our stuff to get from place to place I need a wee quiet time!
And yes I will show you some plates.... let me know when you have rested!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Such a true quote. Hard to live sometimes, but a great reminder I needed today nonetheless. Thank you!

i.ikeda said...

Oh yes, my feet are up right now. Maybe they shouldn't be for I still have so much to do... But they are. :)

You know, my brother is going up to Vancouver to present at a conference. I'm not sure if you're very near, but I sure don't know anything about that area of Canada. Do you know of any nice places for him and his wife to visit? I'm sure it has so many!

Libbie said...

Sooo true Koralee :) All of it! Some spoke to my heart where I am right now in life louder than the others.

Glad your feet are up! Mine are too right now :)

Privet and Holly said...

I bet that
chalk wall is
so pretty with
those chalk colors
and your fabulous
quotes, Koralee.
Happy Sunday!
xx Suzanne

Alessandra said...

Very inspiring :-) thank you Koralee!

Got more tropical pics on the blog, come and put your feet in the water!

Ciao
A.

ivana said...

such a good choice of words to contemplate about while enjoying feet up day! Count me in for a international "feet up" day ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. I love every single quote there, and YES, MY FEET ARE ACTUALLY UP NOW! I go to my last chiropractor's appointment today and I have to say, I am feeling wonderful! YOU have been working so hard my dear. Let's put up our feet TODAY!!!!

Dear one, I want to join PINTEREST. I am having a hard time doing it. It asks for an invitation, but do I need to get an invite from someone who has an account? If you ever have time, Please invite me???? I should go to your site and see, I just cannot figure out how to join!

WONDERFUL WORDS OF WISDOM DEAREST!! Anita

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hi Koralee, I think that my feet have been up too much. Oh, these lazy summer days...Love Them!!! I also love the quote on your post today. I copied it because it is a good one to re-read and to share with someone else.
Have a Wonderful week!
Joyce

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh i am having such a fabulous week-end of rest and play... i don't want it to end! lovely quote Koralee, when i read it i think "it does not take much to have a peaceful world... really".
xoxo sandra

Kris said...

Everyone should love by these words!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU TOO HAVE BOXWOODS? I have tons of the Green Velvet which do so well in these horrible cold temps! In the summer, they are so beautiful!!!! OH DEAREST, thank you for helping me get started on my PINNING! But I am having a very difficult time understanding how to delete a pin and just now tried to pin another picture but it wouldn't take! Time to take a break here!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH and have a blast today! We have thunderstorms! Anita

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So inspiring, thanks for sharing!!!

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

So glad you had a chance to put your feet up!! Sounds like you've been really busy! Hope all is going well! Beautiful photo! Hugs, Jina

Gloria said...

Dear Koralee,

I love those sweet words!! That is an amazing list of things to give...:) Thanks for sharing them.

Your image is very lovely today (as always)!!!

I hope you are enjoying the rest of your Summer. Been a very busy one for us, but we are getting to visit with family... So it is a good busy time! :)

Blessings to you sweet friend!

xoxo...Gloria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I did put my feet up for a while today, complete with a little sweet and a cup of tea. Sadly, they have to go back down soon and head out of town for dinner with friends. That will be fun too.

Marilyn said...

Oh thank you for declaring national feet up day. I must run and put my feet up now.

pollydove said...

I love that quote ... you always share such lovely things! Hope you were able to feel well rested! I did have my feet up too (catching up on the Bachelorette before tonight's finale!) ;)

A Serenade for Solitude said...

such perfect words to be hung in a home. I hope your monday is going lovely.

xx, Cassie

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Maria said...

Hey Koralee!
I'm just getting back on my computer after lots of days helping my dad. Doreen and I came here on Friday for a nice sister weekend and visit with our father. I'm still here because he suddenly needed a new fridge. We noticed his fridge was not under 50 degrees and the freezer was not below freezing!
The new refrigerator will be here tomorrow...
I think I will need one of those cupcakes and a sweet cuppa tea or fun coffee!

I'm so glad you're finding time for rest. Take a nice sweet break every day!

*wishing you lots of JOY*
~Maria

ps. I love the idea of a chalkboard for messages. The blogger at "Miss Mustard Seed" has a beautifully framed one with daily/weekly messages that she shares with us now and then... Making one of these is on my summer to do list :o)

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