Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Frills

What matters in life is...
Not what you bought, but what you build; 
Not what you've got, but what you give. 

What matters is not your fame or fortune, but your philanthropy.
Not your success, but your significance. 
Not what you learn, but what you teach. 

What matters in life is not only cultivating the fields of your own happiness,
But also bringing happiness to those around you.

What matters is not your competence, but your character. 
What matters is not how many people you know, but how many you have inspired. 

What matters in life is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that 
enrich, empower or encourage others to emulate your example. 

What matters are not your memories, but the memories that live in those who love you. 
What matters is how you will be remembered, by whom and for what. 

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. 
It's not a matter of circumstance, but of choice. 
Choose to live a life that matters.

*Image found via Tumblr. 
Author unknown, additional lines added by me.


VintageDanielle said...

Love the woman's dress, it's so pretty and stunning.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Choose a life to live- what prophetic words and stunning image:) Have a lovely weekend Sam!

Jenna Hughes said...


Shirley said...

Love the setting of the picture! Just followed you(: Hope you can follow me back! Have a nice day!

The Chic Sheet said...

I ALWAYS LOVE your Friday inspiration :)


Tammy Lau said...

I am in love with the pleated dress:)


Tammy Lau said...

thanks for visiting my blog...i have google plus , interest of Facebook. Or you can follow with email:) I am please you came already. You have a very nice blog..and I LOVE SOUTH AFRICA..and I am coming again soon:)!!!!

Grace said...

So inspiring! Love this picture.

A Southern Drawl

trishie said...

Great Friday inspiration! Have a lovely weekend

QT said...

Such a cute post!

The Sunshine District said...

Such a beautiful dress
xo Jac

erica marie said...

Love the message of this post and I'm loving the color of that dress.

xo erica

GlamFabChameleon said...

Beautiful lines my love, ultimately inspirational as every time!!! Hope you're doing well!!! Sending you bunch of kisses!! Happy Friday!

Paris said...

Beautiful! Love the message :)


Roberta said...

Great quote Sam!
Have a fabulous Friday!

Rachel said...

Hey I have just been looking around yourblog and I love your posts! Your style is great and I have just been looking at these photos for some style tips :) maybe we could follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and facebook?? Let me know:)

jamie said...

sam my love i can always count on your friday ritual to lift up my spirits <3

xx james

Girlinblond said...

It's really beautiful ! :) Love this dress :)

Kendra Alexandra said...

Gorgeous dress girl!
Love your blog by the way, about to go back through your old posts :)
I'll love to follow you on GFC if you follow me?


Anonymous said...

"Choose to live a life that matters." I couldn't agree more. :]

P.S. Thanks for checking out my IMATS post part I.

Lots of love, B
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Daniella said...

Beautiful and inspiring words sweetie! :)

Thank you so much for your comment my blog my dear, I really appreciate it!

Take care, Daniella xox

Carolyna said...

so great and deep post :-)

Bodil Huisman said...

These lines really touch me because right now I really needed those words!
thank you for sharing Sam :) you made my day much better!!


Lilli said...

so true Sam!:) u always have wise words!:) kisses dear!:*

Sandra Leiva said...

"Not what you've got, but what you give."
Yay, all so true!

Victoria | Haute said...

What inspirational words!!

Elle Sees said...

awesome reminders

Denise said...

I love your Friday Frills, they ALWAYS inspire me - in this case, you always inspire me!
This is what I have been telling people, what matters is the character, what you give, what you teach, what you build... as an example, maybe superficial, but who knows... I tell you about a great great friend I have, that from some months on started to preach that ONLY designer clothes can make her interesting or anybody else, as well. I told her that we can wear with the same pleasure designer AND high street clothes, it all depends on the attitude. But she has different values in life - anyway, she is one of my best friends, and I respect her views.
But what we wear doesn't really make who we are. It enhances confidence, could be. But in the inside... we shoudn't be just our looks... Yes, cliche, but I'm sure you agree with me - and I wish you a great weekend!

Mademoiselle S. said...

Very inspiring! Lovely post, dear! <3


Julie Khuu said...

What a beautiful sentiment and so thoughtfully written! Love posts like these that remind of the more important things in life...great way to start my Friday!

Happy Weekend doll!

Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So true - thanks for the reminder!

p.s. Here is a brief post I did with a quick picture of me in the Monique Lhuiller gown at my wedding reception ;)

Zoe Concepción said...

This is true!!!!
Have a lovely day Sam!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I like that you added additional lines...inspirational as always, Sam!

Josie said...

Too true! Some really inspiring words there. xxx

Camille said...

How true.

Great words.

Thanks for your visit at life in mod.


Rikki said...

inspiring words! and u've added to them which is ah-mazing:)the picture is fab! xx

ZxM Fashion Addicts said...


bhakti said...

beautifully put


Dana said...

Choice is what makes us human... Beautiful poem. Poignant words.
Love the picture. So lovely, so romantic....


Tammy Lau said...

Love what you wrote!! live life to the fullest!


Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i couldn't agree more. that's what truly matters in life. beautiful!