Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Frills




After a while you learn the subtle difference 

Between holding a hand and chaining a soul. 

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning, 

And company doesn't mean security. 

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts

And presents aren't promises. 

You begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, 

With the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. 

And you learn to build all your roads on today 

Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for your plans. 

After a while you learn that even sunshine 

Burns if you have too much. 

So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul 

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. 

And you will learn that you really can endure 

More than you ever thought you could. 

That you really are special 

And that you really do have the grandest worth. 

So live to learn and know yourself 

And in doing so, you will learn to live.


*Poem by Veronica Shoftshall, with adaptions. Image via weheartit

31 comments:

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

This is great. Each of us should take the time to learn something each and every day. It's definitely how you mature and grow.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, that's a really lovely poem Sam, very heartfelt and genuine. Definitely something to consider as we head into the weekend.

Hope you have a lovely time xo

Marie said...

This is beautiful! Something that I needed to read today. Thank you so much for sharing.:D

- Marie
allthingsmarie.com

Jacy said...

Love that photo! beautiful post!

~Jacy

www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

MOSAMUSE said...

have a happy friday!!!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Wil Harris said...

Hi Sam,
A great poem for such a great day! My favorite part was "So live to learn and know yourself." Love it, I always look forward to Friday frills and share them with my sisters and friends.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Such lovely words reminder of good things in life:)

lucia m said...

wow!!! great poem!!

<3

xx

www.aroundlucia.com
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Beautiful and inspiring words! thank you for sharing! I love your Friday Frills! :)

Tie Bow-tie said...

very good post!

Nicole said...

Sam...every Friday you inspire me.

"So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. " - So true!

I absolutely love your blog.

Have a fabulous weekend!
xxx

fluff and fripperies said...

What a lovely post - thanks Sam! Hope you have a lovely weekend xo

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, this is such a beautiful poem! The words were honest and uplifting and I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you once again my dear for bringing positive thoughts to all our Fridays :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam, u know always love to read ur frills as they are so wise, thanks for sharing, love these words, one of my fav:) Kisses and happy weekend dear!:*

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a beautiful sentiment! It takes a while to grow into ones skin, but the learning is definitely part of the journey!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jayme and Mendi said...

This is like a little bit of peace before the hectic day begins. I need to come back and read your FF on off throughout the day! :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Minna said...

Lovely blog! :) Follow each other? ;)

Fashion-Bridge said...

As always fantastic words dear! Your friday frills inject happiness and good mood into me for the whole weekend;)

have a wonderful weekend dear!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

Carolyna said...

so deep post :-)

Jessica said...

simply lovely :D

-jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Elle Sees said...

we are special! i needed that reminder

The Jones said...

Brightened up the end of my week!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Caitie Schlisserman said...

what a sweet post!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Great Sam! I have to do that everyday! If you have someone that gives you nice things, you surely are lucky. I have to make that happen for myself or it won't. HAHAHA
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jelena Dimić said...

Beautiful! <3

http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com

Elisabeth said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment! What kind of temperature differences do you have between summer and winter over there?

xxx
E from Helsinki
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

Girl Lilikoi said...

Love this poem and photos dear, they are so sweet


www.girllilikoi.com

Paris said...

Beautiful poem Sam! This inspires me to read more poetry because I am in love with the words in this one :)

xoxo,
Paris

glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

Bailey Schneider said...

I am sobbing right now... This is absolutely beautiful and with your permission I'd like to use it in a blog post soon - I'll credit you of course!

Much love, Bailey from  Vanilla Blonde

Stephanie said...

Amazing post!

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The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great post !

Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration :) !

I'm an instant follower of you now :)

Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

Love,

Janice
the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl