Saturday, January 22, 2011

{the complete picture...}

{take a peek at my images from my last post to see what I mean }
As we stumble through life it is always nice to
see the complete picture...
many times it
does not work out that way...
remember not to judge
anyone or anything
by bits of information....
wait until you can clearly see
and understand
the whole picture
the bus story in point form ....
-a women on the bus
watching a man with his 3 children
-the children were misbehaving
... disturbing the entire bus
-the passengers where getting more and more upset by the minute
-how could this Father
just sit there
ignoring the
horrible behaviour of his children?
-the lady could not take it any longer
-she got up and went over to the man
telling him how horrified she was
with the behaviour of his children...couldn't he
see the whole bus was annoyed...why didn't he do something?
-the man looked up and replied,
"my wife just passed away yesterday"
{a perfect example of not seeing the whole picture}


Heidi said...

Inspiration describes your whole blog....I'm going back to look again!!! so beautiful and it's all about how you put simple things together and well just look!!!

Libbie said...

I totally love the different perspective!!! Very cool Koralee! Oh & those books...very cool :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images!
Kisses and nice weekend.

Terra said...

Beautiful photo, and the color theme of your entire blog is very soothing. Love it.

lilybets said...

...but sometimes little elements could give you more important informations than the complete vision.It dipends by the situation !.But...It's very good never judge, nice sunday!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

That is the truth! You always have such dreamy photos - love it.


Rizzi said...


Martina said...

Weekend fun, more blue and pink, arranged in such a pretty way. Your a great stylist, me thinks! Have a lovely subday!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So true, and so brilliant! of course, so lovely! Thanks for sharing my friend!

Hearts Turned said...

What an absolutely gorgeous image, Koralee...perfectly you...

Wonderful thoughts, and so very true. Thank-you for all the beauty you share, my friend.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend with your sweet family...


Scrappy Girl said...

Beautiful images as usual.

Love the bus story. An important reminder not to judge someone and their situation too quickly.

Happy Weekend!

Shelley in SC said...

Wow . . . I love this! You're so clever to give the pieces yesterday and the whole picture today : ). Very good lesson!

Unknown said...

Sobering .. point well taken. We just don't know what is going on in an individuals life, head or heart. Kindness & Love...
"What the World Needs Now Is Love ~ Sweet Love"
Dionne Warwick

It's me said...

Yes your words are so true love love Ria......xxxxx....

megan edelman photography said...

Love this Koralee - the picture and the truth in the story...thank you for the reminder :)

Angel.Pearls said...

It's so true..most things has a naturally 'explanation'..Love Eva

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What can I say? This is the greatest post I've read this week or better yet this month. You keep doing what you're doing, lovely lady. We'll keep doing what we're doing too, popping by and soaking in all your bluebird JOY.
Lots of love for the weekend! xxxx

Irma said...

it's so important to know the whole story,
thank you for showing us.
Greeting IrmaXXX

Anonymous said...

It is very important to realize we may not know the whole picture, so we need to keep that in mind before we open make our own comments. This story is incredible in it's own way and just reminds us to have a caring heart, to be sensitive and to be understanding with those around us. Great post Koralee! Xoxoxo

FrenchBlue said...

So honest and so the truth! Thank you for being our little angel in blogland~~~

Ana Degenaar said...

How amazing and honest! I love reading your blog and looking at your photos, I think you're truly inspiring!

Kellie Collis said...

That picture is too lovely! And yes, there are times that we miss to see the big picture and yet we are already starting to judge them. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

thea.e said...

I love the books :) Happy weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

That is a lesson I
learned long ago...
You NEVER really know
what someone might be
going through....Be it
a jerk speeding too
fast on the expressway
{maybe he has a very
sick toddler on the way
to the hospital} or the
crabby check-out clerk
{maybe her kitty is at
home, very ill}...You
just don't KNOW. Thank
you for the very sweet
reminder with the very
beautiful photos to go
along with it!
Happy Weekend,
xx Suzanne

red ticking said...

WOW. i have learned and continue to learn... do not judge...
you never know.. this is truly heartbreaking..

wishing you a delightful weekend sweet friend... xoxo

Dogwood said...

Oh, my things are often not what they appear to be.
You are truly a lovely lady.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I love this, Koralee. You are full of talent, wisdom and love. How can one person be so gifted? Ahhhhh....what a joy YOU are my dearest Koralee! was a WILD DAY...I never made it to Suzanne's. I got lost, circumnavigated The Twin Cities and had a minor car accident.I never found her house!!! We did talk and her lovely lunch is now her dinner!!!!!!!

Oh dear, Mapquest just ISN'T FOR ME! I hope Suzanne will see the WHOLE picture one day! She is so kind.....

THANK YOU PRECIOUS FOR YOUR COMMENTS! Did you love the pink tub?????


Have you ever seen that video clip with the kids playing basket ball and the GORILLA SUIT? I must find it and post it. It talks about what you are addressing.


myletterstoemily said...

this is so convicting, as i have made so many hasty
judgments. last night we watched "signs" and the
family was so broken by the passing of the mother.

poor, poor man.

thank you, gentle mercy motivated one.

Debby said...

So true. Something similar happened to me with a foster(later adopted)son of ours. I never honk at people for not moving fast enough. I always think they could have had a really bad day. That's just an example. WIsh others would give people a break sometimes. Thanks for posting.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

There's another old saying out there that says you can't know what another is going through until you walk a mile in his shoes and this story is a prime illustration of that. Thank you for the reminder to be a bit more tolerant.

Unknown said...

I agree with sweet Saskia, the best post I have read this month! Koralee, I totaly agree with every single word you wrote! So right!
The image is amazing!! Much love to you, dear!! Bela

Elyse said...

oh, koralee,

your posts are always such an Rx of sunshine, warm thoughts and a positive outlook.

i love your contribution to where women cook. adorable and fun!

cheers, hugs and cupcakes to you!


Anonymous said...

I often wonder about other people on the bus. Everyone acts so distant and very quiet in the mornings.
Hope you're having an lovely weekend!
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

debra@dustjacket said...

Very true!

I just adore the books and pretty plate in your picture.

Big hugs DJ

Teresa said...

What a SWEET lesson Koralee!
Thank you!
Your words are like CANDY to the SOUL!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Years ago, when I worked in retail, a lady came in to return something and she was very grumpy and very rude to me. Later I found out that she had lost her little daughter the week before. It taught me very early in my life to be carful how I react to people. You never know...But, I Still need reminders!
Thank you for this reminder Kind & Sweet Koralee. :)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Your words are true and your images for the last two days create such a metaphor ~ such an example of this truth.
Sometimes, a gentle reply {rather than a "well deserved" retort} can calm and soothe a hurting soul. Such a beautiful post, Koralee ~
So many here agree, it is truly a lesson to learn and you have taught it so well dear ♥
~lots of sweetness for your Sunday, tomorrow!

Huckleberry Girl said...

Judging is what I could do best. I realized that is the one thing I am scared mostly for others to do against me. Look at me and judge. It also can go further as you look at the pretty could have something which is not appealing.

Found this qoute: If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Have a great weekend. Lisa

Unknown said...

Brillant posting sweetie. What a great story to remember always. I love how you show your cropping expertise. But, then I love them all whether the whole big pictures, or just snippets.


Unknown said...

Wow that was a strong lesson and one i think everybody should learn from. Beautiful image's as always to. have a lovely sunday, dee x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Oh, may your day be filled with peace and love, Anita

Susan Houseman said...

Koralee, this is so touching, it's so easy to make a snap judgement about other people without ever considering what is going on in their lives. Have a wonderful Sunday, girlfriend. xxx susan

Shell said...

OMG, that story just illustrates that we have to do our best not to judge and be more understanding. Have a beautiful weekend, Koralee.

Candy Pop said...

Lovely things! Really beautiful colours. :)

Sue said...

We never really know what is happening inside someone's head, do we? I won't forget this story.

Merci-Notes said...

lessons learned long ago... you just never know the trials people are facing.

With Kindness and Love,

theUngourmet said...

This story is so

good! I must share it! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love this. I always have to remind myself of this...especially when it comes to grouchy people. I tell myself to give them grace, because maybe something really sad just happened to them. You just never know :)

Unknown said...

i have heard this story before and it is such a good message. i learned such a valuable lesson after my divorce about not judging. only the lord will be able to judge us - he knows our heart, others do not. cute picture koralee. xoxo