Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Frills



To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk being called sentimental. 
To reach out to another is to risk involvement. 
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self. 
To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk being called naive. 
To love is to risk not being loved in return. 
To live is to risk dying. 
To hope is to risk despair, and 
To try is to risk failure. 

The greatest risk in life is to risk nothing at all and be chained down by things that are certain. 
By risking nothing, you may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you may also not be able to 
learn, feel, change, grow, love and live. 
True freedom is learning how to take a risk.


*Author unknown. Image found via weheartit.com, both edited by me.

48 comments:

Anita said...

Lovely blog.
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Cathy said...

As tough as it may be at times, this is such a necessary part of personal growth...well said :)

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Bodil Huisman said...

Gorgeous words. Just what I needed now :) Thank you Sam
for another lovely Friday Frills Post!

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Ask Erena said...

What an inspirational post! I would like us to follow each other. Please visit my blog and hope you like it:-)
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Megan Diaz said...

Could NOT agree more! Life is all about taking risks!
xx

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Zahra Sandberg said...

So True! Lovely post!


Zahra


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Bravoe Runway said...

I can definitely understand where you are coming from with this post. I never fear of laughing but crying...ahhh!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

LOVE IT and with you 100% ... We must take risks in order to live our life to the fullest.

<3 Marina
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zhanna said...

Beautifully said. I have to remind myself that all the time.
XO,
Zhanna
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trishie said...

Risking taking is absolutely neccessary in life!

PartyMixTape said...

I turned 30 this year - and am embracing new changes & life goals... sometimes it's good to read a poem like this one to know that you are in the right direction!

Emily
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Claire said...

beautiful! love it.


xx
Claire

Tammy Lau said...

wow..love it..this must be for me dear:P..ahahha

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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love this, Sam!!

*Erin

Hanna & Christel said...

wonderful words, we love it!

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Chris Ed said...

hi Sam, this post is great written and the perfect one for me:)
happy friday,
kisses chris

Bailey Schneider said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm risking with my leap of faith. Scary but hopefully successful :)
x

Joy Shana said...

Very inspiring words, nice blog, follow each other?
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Fashion-Bridge said...

I was looking forward to this! It´s always nice to start a weekend with your beautiful inspirations!


have a great weekend dear!

Xx

Alexandra

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Villarrazo Madrid said...

Me encanta!:)

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OneRedCherry said...

beautiful words.

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Love your friday frills!!! Can't be more agreed with you also this time:)) Hope you have a great day dear! Big kiss!:*

Claireta Teressa said...

loove it!

Stefania said...

Beautiful post!!So true dear!!

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Wil Harris said...

Hi Sam,
These are such beautiful words! Learning to take risk can open so many doors!

Denise said...

Oh yes, you are so right! i risked a lot many times, and go on risking... but many times I was called naive, because of my ideas. One thing I read one of these days... "giving up is not a failure. At least you have tried. Not trying because you think you'll lose is losing from the first minute on." Isn't it true? I hope you have a great weekend! Amazing words as usua, I love your Friday Frills!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love this! To truly live we must take risks! Thanks for the reminder Sam!

Have a lovely weekend!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful words!

Elle Sees said...

im all for a risk!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

That last paragraph really did it for me and is helping me put something specific into perspective. Happy Friday!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Cute shot and inspiring words <3 x

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

love that you share the cutest inspirational things! always makes it a better day.

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Jayme and Mendi said...

I risk all of the time! :-) Lovely!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

amy b.s. said...

i need to be better about taking risks. it's hard to take the jump sometimes.

Meganne said...

I agree, it's not even about being brave, really, it's about being true to yourself! Thanks for stopping by my blog, love yours!
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Gabriele said...

love this and I so agree!!

xx

Stephanie said...

Love this post!

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bridechic said...

Very inspiring...

Mina Masotina said...

Lovely inspiring words :3 Mina.
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nini said...

A risky friday :) i like ….. but leading to freedom is wroth it!!!
Great post Sam! Happy Friday xxxx
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The Chic Sheet said...

This is a motto I have been trying to follow lately! It seems whenever I step out of my comfort zone, something positive happens :)


XX,
Miranda

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I could really use keeping this one in my back pocket..... hope you have a lovely weekend Sam.

Carolyna said...

so lovely Friday post, have a good weekend dear

Xixia said...

Wah, what wonderful words. Life is truly all about risks - being safe is boring. Nothing happens. I think of Newton's laws for some reason. An object in motion stays in motion. If you're not moving, not taking risks, nothing happens.

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Although it is really difficult to understand it at the beginning, you get to win a lot when you take risks!!!
Best Regards
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Kate Frenkel said...

Love this post!!! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring words!!!
Kate

Street Fashion Paris said...

Thank you for posting!!! I just become more opstimistic!!!xxx

Adeola Naomi said...

Love it!