Friday, March 16, 2012

What truly counts

it's doesn't matter how many prizes we win
how much money we make
how successful we are
what size of home we live in
how many books we have published

what really really really matters
 are the treasured friendships we
 gather along our way
how blessed I am to have
such a wonderful collection of dear friends
who really and truly care about me
your kind words, unselfish blessings and encouraging comments that you left me in my last post
have blessed me beyond measure
to have friends who are truly enthusiastic about what I do
fills me up in so many more ways than you can ever image

thank you for blessing me 

What truly counts are the friends we gather
along the way

{xox always}

.....kindness comes so quickly back to those who
first are kind
let that thought and this one direct you through each day
.........the only thing we ever keep,
are the things we give away.
{Brian Tracy}



Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

That's right! And here we are all!

Have a great weekend!


tinajo said...

Indeed, friends are important! :-)

Debby said...

So beautifully said. Not sure that is a word. I feel the same way.

Molly said...

Whow, I love it.
Spring feeling and colours.
Amazing pictures
Lovely hugs

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Totally awesome, your words, thoughts, pictures ... sigh ... love you, I think we all do.
Have a most wonderful weekend, Lovely Lady xoxoxoxo

francis said...

Indeed indeed We all love you Koralee !
I was at saskia's this morning we had coffee and talks and inspiration and we were both happy to know you !
Have a happy weekend !

Suz said...

oh, so lovely and so true!
Big hugs,

Lynne said...

Love all of your words and the truth it speaks . . .

i.ikeda said...

I'm so sorry to say I was not one of those friends, because somehow I missed your last post. (T_T)
I hope all is ok and the clouds have parted to bring you lots of sunshine and rainbows.

And I can only imagine the outpouring of support you'll get anytime you need it. You are too precious and dear for us to leave you alone at times like that.

Tiedupmemories said...

So true! Happy Weekend!

Unknown said...

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.

happy friday! ....♥....

Dagmar said...

You know Koralee, it is because you give so much of yourself to all of us who have come to know you with your lovley blog..joyful heart and kind words! All these comments you take time to it any wonder you are so loved! ❤

gillyflower said...

What lovely words, and a beautiful post.

have a lovely weekend Koralee!

Gill xx

Anonymous said...

you always brighten my day :D
thank you for your friendship!
me and the BEAR love you!!!

lilybets said...

Friendship is a treasure for hearth!

Sandra van Doorn said...

Beautiful words... What a soulful post.

cafenoHut said...

What a great post. I love to visit your blog, It makes me happy.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Love this post, love are amazing Dear Koralee! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Xo ~Ashley

Unknown said...

I so agree with what you say ;-) Friends are treasures indeed. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

Trisha Brink Design said...

I SO needed to hear that this weekend inparticular. You are truly a God send my dear. Even in your are an encouragement to me. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your friendship, and am so happy to have met beautiful YOU!

Have a delightful weekend filled with all that matters most!

Blondie's Journal said...

You are SO sweet! Friends like you are hard to come by!


Paula said...

Hello sweet Koralee,
What a gorgeous photo and beautiful post! You are a sweetheart and very creative, talented, giving and loving! I loved every beautiful word your wrote from your very beautiful heart! I love the quote you shared too! Thank you for always being so kind and for sharing your gifts with us! It is always a delight to 'visit' you! Much love to you sweetheart! xo~ Paula

Unknown said...

nicely said!! what a lovely picture, I'm just craving beautiful bouquets in my home again... the days till warm weather are slowly ticking away :)
Have a great weekend,

It's me said...

So true a friend for your

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hooooray - can't believe I nearly missed this wonderful news. Well done clever lady.
And there was me thinking you'd bought a zoo!!!
congratulations - now, take a nice rest!
happy weekend
fee x

Vintage Home said...

WEll deserved...your work is truly an inspiration!
Hope you have a great second week & hope we get
S U N S H I N E ~....sooon!

Madelief said...

Such beautiful words Koralee and so true! I happy the parcel finally arrived! When I saw the lanterns I saw your name written all over them :-) I am glad you like them.

Thank you for your friendship too. It is very special to me!!

Much love & a happy weekend,

Madelief x

Pinecone said...

So sweet and true!

Have a lovely weekend!!

Unknown said...

and we truly, truly do care about you! you are so sweet and kind and deserve much joy and happiness! you are a doll! LOVING this picture too! have a great weekend my friend! xoxo

Crafted by Carly said...

What lovely, lovely words!

Marge said...


Just found here:)
Your blog is really SWEET and BEAUTIFUL!! I`ll come again:)
Now, I wish you relaxing weekend,
Marge from Finland

à la parisienne said...

I've been out of pocket for several days, so I missed your previous post. HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE for you dear friend. I am so excited for you, and what a charming subject for a book!
I can't wait to hear and see more.

And I'm glad that what truly counts is our kindess because, well, my list of accomplishments is somewhat small but I enjoy encouraging those who hit the BIG TIME:)


Sewn With Grace said...

I don't know what I would do without your blog and you to bring me a daily dose of pretty, practical and inspiring! Can't wait to hold your book in my hands! Have a blessed weekend!

Rizzi said...


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Could not agree more. Beautifully said! :)

wendy said...

Gosh, how do you comment on that, other then to say AMEN
Frienships are Golden

Marilyn Miller said...

So true!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, you are so right!! I totally agree with you that what really counts and matters most is friendship!! Thank YOU so much for being an amazing and loving friend! Happy weekend and happy birthday celebration with your sweet mama! Love to you!


Tracey Fisher said...

Lovely thoughts and so true. Have a wonderful weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my darling friend,

How I treasure YOU. I am so late due I just finished my post that I usually like to have up by Friday, but work and life got busy. How true this all is. I try to tell myself that in moments of stressing over making a new MOVE in life. But I always say what matters is how I BEHAVE in whatever situation I am in as teacher, artist, homemaker, whatever. I will not take my art with me, nor my writing. I will take the character and LOVE that I have sow and gathered along the way.


Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely thoughts put into words so are so right, Koralee! Your own sweetness to others comes right back to you, just as it should! Thank you for your lovely friendship too.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Helen x

Paula said...

Sweet Koralee,
Thank you so very much for your sweet comment! You are a blessing to me!!!! I am so happy that we met through your gorgeous blog! I hope you have a lovely weekend too! I have been meaning to tell you that I love your beautiful name! xoxo~ Much love, Paula

June said...

I'm so excited for you Koralee!!! Way to go my sweet friend. I know the book will be pure delight!!!!!
hugs from here...

Palomasea said...

Dear Koralee, I just caught up with your last post and I am JUMPING FOR JOY!!! YIPPPEE!!! This is so exciting, and I must tell you, I will be thrilled to be at that bookstore as soon as your treasure lands on those shelves! To have your beautiful talent in book form, and with ice cream treats, no less...this will be bliss, sweet friend.
Just so thrilled for you, and I cannot wait to get this, and to GIFT it too..
Many hugs,
- Irina

~Chris said...

Dear Koralee,
We can all say the same for you ~
Your encouraging comments, beautiful words and dear friendship mean so much to us ~ You inspire us to be the same and it all returns back to you ♥
* You are a light shining bright for so many * and oh how the world needs more Light!
God bless you ♥ always,

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! The comment from "Chris" is really from Maria :o)
Chris was still signed in to Google and I didn't notice!
♥ Maria

andrea creates said...

how sweet!
visiting your blog is always such a cheery moment in the day~
thanks for stopping by koralee :)

malia said...

Thank you for being such a kind, encouraging friend! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there beloved one..... SNOW FOR YOU? DO YOU KNOW that we are having a HUMID HOT DAY OF 72??? I am sweltering. Something is very strange about our weather for it is US that are supposed to be having the snow! The birds are singing, but there are no leaves on the trees! I saw a fat rabbit PULLING away at a weed and consuming in mass quantities, and the squirrels little ears are still white, in winter mode. But the air is saying SPRING or rather for us, SUMMER!

THANK YOU FOR COMING BY to make my day even brighter. LOVE! Anita

Julie said...

I'm so behind "a book" Wow that is so neat. I can't wait to see it!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Beautiful photo and such lovely words today.
We are all so lucky to have your friendship and all the love, kindness and joy you share around, thank you sweet friend.

Have a wonderful new week
Sending hugs

Alessandra said...

Pinning this one!


Maria Medeiros said...

Truly beautiful! xoxoxo
Have a lovely week! :D


Gloria said...

I love your words and image here today!!! Very, very sweet...:)

And...loved your comment you left over on my blog too. You are a true dear heart! May the good Lord bless you a million times over!!


Tash said...

So very true.

Well said dear friend xox