Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Frills


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. 
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. 
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
Because it means you've made the effort.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
And they can become your blessings.


*Author unknown. Image via weheartit, altered by me.

64 comments:

JanM ♥ said...

I love this! Have a blessed weekend, Sam :)

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com
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Kate Wyver said...

Lovely post, staying positive is so important and really helps you enjoy the day more!

Sophie said...

what a beautiful post! xxx

Ileana said...

Love this post! So true!!!
xoxo

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Michelle Jiafang said...

Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!
I have a giveaway running in my blog now! You're always welcome to join :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Be thankful to friends like you who make each Friday a special one:) Have a great weekend Sam!

Marsa said...

beautiful post! i always need to remember to be thankful for what i have

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Monika Ozdoba said...

Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


XOXO,
Monika

Josie said...

I love this! It's very important to be thankful about things xxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Beautiful message! It is difficult, but important to turn the troubles around. Happy weekend to you dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Sam, this is a pretty timely post - we've had a rough week, but reading this just made me feel a lot better!!

Gorgeus image up top too, love it.

Have a wonderful weekend dear!

ronelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration <3

Punctuation Mark said...

You have no idea how much these words comfort me... Thanks a lot!!!

snoopellie said...

Love those message. Definitely true. :) Very inspiring. Btw, would you like to follow each other on gfc? let me know.

ellie
(Jabberjays In My Little Haven)
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MOSAMUSE said...

happy friday!! i have to remember to be more thankful!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

trishie said...

TGIF! Have a wonderful weekend.

Diana Marks said...

What a great and truthful post! I liked in on Bloglovin and I followed you there for a while now ;)

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Cambria said...

Great pic...I want this retro style!

<3 Cambria
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jamie said...

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

sooo true <3 and of course, always so relevant to me =) i hope you had a great week sweetheart!

Nicole said...

Sitting here with my morning coffee and enjoying this beautiful post :)
"Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
Because it means you've made the effort." - have never thought of it that way!
And this: "Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?" - so so so true.

Have a beautiful weekend Sam xxx

Lyosha said...

very inspiring! thanks for sharing!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Tammy Lau said...

Beautiful..I am thankful all the time:)..thankful to meet you through blogging too:)...hope to see u later:)

xoxoxo

Sonshu said...

Love the message, it indeed is awesome.

Ember Drake said...

Such a lovely positive message to end the week! :-D

And thank you so much for your comment on my blog - I hadn't thought of using fairylights around my mirror to brighten up the room! I'm going to try it out this weekend!

Em
x

http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

BB said...

What a great post! It is so true and inspiring :) And I love the retro picture, it's adorable :)

http://thisbrilliantbrunette.blogspot.com/

Fashion-Bridge said...

That's an amazing post dear Sam! I really like (and should definitely print it)the phrase: Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. It's so very true. people should be more thankful and think more positive.

Have a wonderful & positive :) weekend dear Sam!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

evi mili said...

great post!
follow you now with GFC and bloglovin!
:)
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Mira said...

You are probably right but right now I´m not so grateful foe the difficult times <3
xo

glamDevils

EstelleFashion said...

Nice picture ;)

Have a nice day ;)

Bravoe Runway said...

You must be an optimist!! I am quite the opposite, when things don't go the way o want them to I just think...great now I am suffering! Lol

Mina Masotina said...

Great, so nice :') xoxo, Mina.
The Style Fever

Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

That poem is so inspiring x

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Stefania said...

Amazing pic!So cool!

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Tali M said...

Great quotes! I also always think that the way is just as/even more interesting as the goal reached!

Would you like to follow each other?
Just let me know :)


xx
Tali
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Alexandra said...

Hi, Sam) thank you for stopping by my blog and such a lovely comment you left:) Great post, thank you for share!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes,Alex
www.svetusvet.blogspot.ru

Demi Mist said...

Very nice text!
Have a nice weekend!

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Adeola Naomi said...

Thank you dear for being one of the amazing people I meet here and for bringing a smile on my face and inspire me with every post!
Have a splendid weekend lovely and take good care of you!

Coco said...

Aww, thank you so much! I really appreciate every single comment!
Hope to see you back on my blog someday!
Would make me very happy!
xx, Coco.

http://summerlights-skye.blogspot.de

PS: Would you suggest me to write in English as well so that everybody can understand what I'm talking about?

S said...

So sweet!^^
Have a nice week end darlin!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Always Maylee said...

So true and so inspiring! Thanks for the great reminder. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

OneRedCherry said...

amazing photo and amazing text!

Nerza said...

Awesome quotes. I love the thoughts.
Thanks for sharing.
I am a new follower. Please follow back:

www.fashionerza.com

Itchy Edgy said...

Thanks for your lovely comment dear! Lovely quotes!
Have a great weekend! Xx

www.itchyedgy.com

Tie Bow-tie said...

Oh, dear! I'll copy it and print out! And I'll put in on my wall)))
Great words!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I just love how positive our Friday's are because of your Friday's Frills posts!! Thank you for always doing these!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Antonella C'est moi said...

amazing photo!!kisses

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Daniella said...

Sam this is a great post. I love these sayings, especially this one: Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.If you did, what would there be to look forward to? But they all very important and strong words to remember. :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Antee Gurung said...

Ow Sam kudos to u and ur writings....m ur fan <3
I even saved it.....;p lovely lovely post
Btw do check out my new post
Stay in touch
Xoxo

Elle Sees said...

i'm doing 30 days of thankful this month on my instagram!!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love your little friday pick-me-ups :)

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

zhanna said...

What a beautiful post. Being thankful is so crucial in ones life..it reminds me and helps me to be a better person.
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

This is SO TRUE Sam! People need to be MORE thankful!!! Some folks constantly complain while others are truly suffering. I'm thankful!!! Love that pic. hahaha It's fun!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I never really thought about it like that, but it's so right--gratitude can turn a negative into a positive for sure.

Audrey Allure said...

I'm definitely thankful -- esp with what happened during Hurricane Sandy. Great post!

Borjana said...

Ohhh dying over here,honey!;-)
xx
B.
http://www.beeswonderland.com/

Margaret Cruzemark said...

We are so so over with all these material things that suround us every hour that we forget to be thankful for the real and true values of our lives.
Kisses and hugs
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Inés said...

Marvelous post, and I agree...we need to be more thankful!
I am thrilled of having discovered your blog, it's wonderful, and of course I'm following you!
I invite you to visit mine and if you like it, I'd love you to follow me back ... hopefully my via bloglovin!
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs!
Inés
SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

Chris Ed said...

Wow Sam lovely written and so true! I love the part "Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow"!
kisses chris

Ali W. said...

I love this. So perfect- and great for this time of year too.

Rebecca said...

So wonderful! Thanks for reminding me of these things! Such beautiful words to live by!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Hope you are fine dear, thanks so much for your comment and words:) As I told you, I love your friday frills every weekend since they are always very deep and true, I good thought and reminder:) Hope you will have a great weekend my dear! big hugs!:*<3

Je ne sais quoi said...

:) and thankful I have such a fellow online friend like you Sam! xxx
nini

Elisabeth said...

Lovely Friday Frills!
Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog! The Pasta Factory, http://www.pastafactory.fi/, is a real life pasta factory that makes fresh pasta :) We also have a prison turned into a hotel here, http://www.bwkatajanokka.fi/eng/home.html.

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Bailey Schneider said...

ANOTHER WINNER
<3
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