Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Frills

The longer we live, the more we begin to realize the impact of attitude on life. 
Attitude is more important than facts. 
It is more important than the past and than what will be.
More important than education, money, background and circumstances, 
Than failures and successes, 
And worth more than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, talent or skill. 
It will make or break a company...a dream...a life…a home. 
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 

We cannot change our past and where we came from.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. 
And we cannot change the inevitable. 

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. 
And so it is with you…we are all in charge of our own attitudes.

*Quote by Charles Swindoll, adapted by me. 
*Original image via, edited by me.


Heidi-likes said...

Great quote :)

Demi Mist said...

I agree with what you have written Sam!
Very nice thoughts!
Have a great Friday!!!

Zahra Sandberg said...

This is such a great post, and I believe it whole heartedly! I wish I could make some of my loved ones understand and believe this as much as I do.

Take care!


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Adeola Naomi said...

Great words!!!
Have a wonderful day lovely!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Lovely inspo as ever Sam, thanks for sharing!

Have a fab weekend xo

trishie said...

Lovely inspiration for a Friday! Have a lovely weekend.

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zhanna said...

Sam you are so right. How we react to things can make or break you. Attitude is so important and I try to work on that everyday! Like always a great post and thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Fabliha said...

Great words! Thanks for the inspiration :) xx


Diana Marks said...

Very well said! Great words! Thank you for posting this!

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Marina H said...

I absolutely LOVE this quote so beautiful and girl I'm in love with that gorgeous skirt. I want it. Have a bless weekend gorgeous.

<3 Marina

Punctuation Mark said...

So true... That 10 and 90!!!,

Alessandra said...

Really true!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It really is about the right attitude! Thanks for the reminder dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Bravoe Runway said...

I really do agree that attitude plays into so many things....sometimes the best you can do is just smile and realize things could be worse.

MOSAMUSE said...

attitude is soo important to how we look at things! and that photo is great

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks for another inspirational reminder Sam! Our attitudes do indeed have a significant impact on how we roll through life.

I certainly hope that the issues with the infrastructure in SA will be worked out eventually. Having to live with power surges certainly sounds like it can be difficult. Yes Won Bin does look extremely good for his aged. I think he's more chiseled now too :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sakuranko said...

Really true...


Katie Q. said...

Wow, nailed it! I'm a big believer that life is what you make of it, it's amazing how much our attitude towards people and situations can affect our lives. Excellent quote my dear!

when BABI speaks said...

very well said Sam! thanks for the inspiration! have a great weekend! :-)


Tammy Lau said...

you are right honey:)...That's why I always try to stay's good for yourself and others...:)

Bodil Huisman said...

It's so true! with a positive attitude you can achieve so much more :)

Love Bo,

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Cherish your dreams said...

Nice blog :** would you like to follow each other? let me know!

Anonymous said...

thank's so well said and true!

Ali W. said...

So so so TRUE!!! I love this! And this was a really really good thing for me to read tonight! :)

Ember Drake said...

Great quote and just what I needed to hear at the moment! :-D

I completely agree that it's the 90% how you react to life that matters and that with a positive attitude you can do just about anything!


Alexandra said...

Hi, Sam) Hope you are doing fine! Thanks for dropping by my blog and checking out my post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts too!This post is great! Thank u for sharing))))
Have a happy time!

Best wishes, Alex

The Garage Starlets said...

Love this photo!


Gill said...

Attitude is everything! I agree!

Lyosha said...

great quote and pic!

Have a great weekend!
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Nicole said...

When I read your Friday Frills, I find myself thinking: "OMG it's like Sam is talking to me!!". Haha!
10% what happens, 90% how you react to it. Very true!

Have a gorgeous weekend xxx

The Fashion Milkshake said...

I totally agree in this with you girl and love the illustration |:)



Fashionthroughtravel said...

You're so right about the importance of a good old positive attitude in our lives! Lovely illustration!
I'm also following you now :)

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! You know, when you get older is a thing you learn by yourslef, and I really agree with you. Is so useless spending time on what is the past, moaning and regreting, it only affects the present. Instead I think that what we chose to have as attitude have the control of the facts, the important is always to be positive and have good thoughts:) Hugs dear and thanks for this post! :***

Heather said...

Amen to the power of attitude... my mom always tells me life is 10% what happens to you and 90 how you react - and attitude is everything!

Pearls & Paws

EstelleFashion said...

Love sweater <3

Maddie said...

Really great and inspiring post! :)

Katie Frank said...

so inspiring <3

Tie Bow-tie said...

That's really like this unfortunately)
If you can't chance smth in your life, you should change your attitude to it)

Stefania said...

Great post dear!Thanks for sharing!

Stella said...

I completely agree with this
"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it".
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Always Maylee said...

I totally agree with this, especially the last part. Also as a side note, I really wish I had a poofy skirt like that in my closet. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

S said...

Well said darlin! Totally agree!

Lolita in the Mix said...

Thnx for sharing! Have a great weekend!

-xoxo- lorena

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

You are so right, Sam. Love how you encapsulated in a few paragraphs the way to survive life's bumps and bruises and get on with it. Bravo for your wise words in this post. We all have hardships and joys and if we don't strive for an optimistic outlook on all parts of life, our lives will be so much less joyful. Thanks so much for dropping by this week ... been illustrating up a storm and am just now getting back to my blogging buddies! Have a fabulous weekend, Sam! ~xoSandy

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Je ne sais quoi said...

100% however our reactions sometimes are not the most reasonable ones :S
it's a great write babe
btw i was amazed how you just saw one movie of the twilight! you should watch them all , it's amazing!
Im off to watch the 5th movie tonight , will tell you about it :D
happy friday doll

Sisters In Style said...

That's true... Well said, darling!

Fashion-Bridge said...

So true dear Sam. But I find it the most difficult to change my attitude or how I accept things...But I try my best;)

Have a wonderful weekend dear



Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is great advice about life and attitude. Life is definitely 90% of how you react to it.

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Lovely post ^^

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Wil Harris said...

Wow, we so needed to hear this! Truer words could not have been spoken. Thanks Sam!

Anonymous said...

I really agree on this and think i definitely need some work on my attitude toward my daily life. xx

Mira said...

Words of wisdom. I have to work more on my attitude :D


Elle Sees said...

absolutely true about attitude.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

We are evolving, we are changing, we need be better.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Caitie Schlisserman said...

totally love that picture - the styling is awesome! as are your inspirational words!


febrina utami putri said...

i agree with you, you gotta have the right attitude in life :)

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The Urban Market said...

I perfectly agree with you!


Poppy Lee Jones said...

so true, the right attitude is the most important thing indeed!
i've posted some photos of my trip to london now, so if you'd like to see them just stop by! :) have a lovely weekend! xx

The Chic Sheet said...

Beautiful inspiration as always :)


Kashaya said...

That's so true.=)

No unfortunately I don't think I will have time to attend the fashion event this weekend. Would have love to attend the VIP-night tonight but I had to go to my sister in law's birthday party.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Despite so many engagements and being unable to keep my date with blogs I did not forget to read this much awated blog for the profound truth and simplicty of thoughts! Have a great weekend Sam:)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Attitude can definitely dictate how your day will go! HAHAHA

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, lovely quote and you made an amazing adaptation!I love it!
kisses chris