Sunday, November 7, 2010

{a cup of JOY...}

...a feeling of pleasure or delight
something causing such a feeling....a source of happiness
One really does not have to look far to find the
sweet simple joys of life...
"open your eyes and the whole world is full of God"
J. Brohm
some joys that were waiting for me yesterday....
~a daughter that believes in me
~discovering twinkling Christmas tree lights in a store window
~a red Starbucks cup filled with an earl grey latte
~my husband finishing the laundry without me asking
~a phone call from my Molly
~the bright red berries of my holly bush
~the last salted caramel in the box that someone left just for me
~the beauty of a single white horse in a field of gold and red
next weekend is the ....

Festive Nest
Christmas Sale in the Barn

...if you live close you will not want to miss this joyful event...
Angela and her team do an amazing job of
taking her sweet little barn and turning it into a magical wonderland
hope to see you there!
and don't forget to enter my giveaway



Foxglove said...

Such wonderful joys you delighted in Koralee, little treasures found around. This weekend my joys were in celebrating my mums birthday and spending time just being together.

Have a delightful week. xxxx

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how you find the beauty all around you...I wish I knew you in person. You would always cheer me up!!

The sale in the barn sounds like so much fun. I hope you find many treasures!


hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

I am going to pay a attention to the little things that bring me joy today. Thanks for opening my eyes ;)wish I lived near the sale... no such luck. Happy Sunday

Anne Marie said...

Koralee...I have been meaning to ask you where you got the recipe for those macroons you made...
i love how you made a list....I do that too...and am always so humbled after putting down my pen.
anne marie

Anonymous said...

So lovely!!! xoxoxo

Terra said...

You found and shared your joys with us, and inspire me to do a joy post soon. The festive barn sale sounds like fun.

Dawn said...

Wonderful post! So many happy JOYS...thank you for sharing them. I so wish I could come to that sale next week. I think I need a road trip....

Happy Sunday to you!!

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

Thanks, again, for cheering me up. You and your blog are a priceless gift.

It's me said...

Wishing you more joy for this day you Ria...

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

You always have such wonderful posts. It's always good to pay attention to the little things that bring us joy. :)

Vintage Tea Time said...

Yes, its good to acknowledge the joy even little things can bring :)

Vintage Home said...

...Beautiful post.....Sweet reminders of all that is best!..... I am counting the days for my sweet girl to be home! funny ...great minds... I posted my Festive Nest too today!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee~
Your list is awakening all my simple little joys ~ so many of your joys echo my own ♥

For years, there was a sweet white horse that lived in a stable just down the road... Everyone that lives here and all who visited believed that it was this horse's gift to greet everyone to our neighborhood. She would always be found waiting at the fence and looking right at us as we passed by. Her long ivory eyelashes were just amazing.
They moved a couple of years ago and I miss her being there ~
Wishing you more tender moments on the phone as you travel through time and space to be with Molly ♥
What a sweet family you have ~ it's wonderful to be so cared for~
*blessings to you*

Anonymous said...

Koralee you are an amazing lady how you find the simple joys which many of us are to busy to enjoy. Traci

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous flowers! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Let's hear it for red Starbuck's cups!!

Ingrid said...

Hello Koralee I am back after a busy week and I wish you a joyful new week.....x

Unknown said...

G'day Koralee ~ What a beautiful share in your write. You are such a joy to know ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These little treats of j o y make a day, each day. Wish I could pop over for a glimpse of that magical wonderland!
My weekend was a lovely one, filled with a few festive moments like meeting our new born nephew, having my sister over and celebrating a dearest friend's birthday in a very special way. My batteries are reloaded and I'm ready for a joyful new week. Enjoy your Sunday, sweet friend. Get these batteries reloaded for a wonderful new week. Much love xxxx

Unknown said...

This sounds like so much fun, I think I will have to go explore that sale!

Susie Q said...

It's these small joys that make life so, so sweet!!

June said...

Hi Koralee sweet,
Oh yes, it's the little joys along the way, that string our days together into one big HAPPY life!!!
I love how much you love your life.
Have a great time at the barn sale!

Suz said...

So sweet! I adore your picture and I love the quote! I didn't know you lived in BC! What an incredibly beautiful place!
The sale looks fabulous. Hope you had a joyful time! Thank you for stopping by my blog. That gives me joy!
Big hugs,

Shell in your Pocket said...

Little things do bring joy...we just have to stop to notice it!

sandy toe

Brenda Pruitt said...

You always manage to find such unadulterated joy in the simple things.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi sweet Koralee ~
This was just the
message that I needed
to read tonight. It
is so important to
take a gratitude
inventory, DAILY, if
possible : ) Thank
you for the reminder!
Your list conjured
about lovely thoughts.
Hope you had a
wonderful weekend!
xx Suzanne

Cookie Cutter said...

Such thoughtful words! Indeed, joy can be found in simple everyday things and in contentment. We sometimes search too hard for it and in all the wrong place.

Unknown said...

Jealous... Christmas Sale in a Barn... Does it get any better. Have and great time and please, please, don't forget your camera....

Carol said...

Hi Koralee....can't wait for the "Festive Nest"!! Love your cup of many things bring happy notes of Joy if we just look for them!!
Have a wonderful week...saw stars in the sky tonight...that brings Joy!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY VISIT YESTERDAY! I had NO computer time with my husband designing a new blog all day long! Oh, I missed you and this post, but what a fabulous way to spend a cold and lovely Canadian holiday! Oh sweet girl, these images are creamy and delicious....that cuppa is all I want in the morning and at night, with friends all have Thursday wonderful! We work all the way until the day BEFORE Thanksgiving; parent conferences start next Monday and last for three Mondays. 100 parents! My team teacher and I are going to try to be as efficient with the 10 minutes we both have allotted to us for each family....not very personal this year, but we just need to keep it down to business and the facts....I cannot wait for CHRISTMAS! YOu have yourself and LOVELY MONDAY DEAR are so special come to visit and wish a sweet blessing on are a drop of dew from HEAVEN...bises, Anita

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Such a lovely list!! I must make my own xox

Sem Nome said...

may your days be much more blessed, dear Koralee!!! You are such a bright soul!! deserves best from life!!!

Be fine!!! Gonna check your giveaway post!!!!! Bye!!!

Celestial Charms said...

Yes, it is the simple things in life that count the most, only many folks don't see that. Koralee, that is why I love you blog so always have your eyes open to the beauty of life, and share those precious thoughts. :)

Unknown said...

wow koralee, this post made me get a little teary eyed! i love your list of joyful things! sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and are surrounded by lots of beauty and love! xoxo

Gloria said...

I loved reading your list of JOYS that were waiting for you. Such a sweet, love-filled list!
God is SO good! :)
xoxo Gloria

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the list of JOYs as well.I think we should name a day and blog about our lists of joys each and everyone of us.Good idea?

Enjoy your week Koralee.

Susan said...

Thank you, sweet friend, for all the JOY you bring to every day!