Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Frills

It's that time of the year again, where we can look back and be grateful for everything we've received. All the good moments that have joyfully enriched our lives; and the unpleasant ones, which have made us that much wiser. It's also easy to be ungrateful for all the things we didn't receive and how we had hoped to do better. According to this inspiring quote, I would like to think that I am doing 'Better than Good', and I hope you are too.



1. I am doing better than good because I clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is my brand new day.

2. I am doing better than good because I have made friends with my past, I am focused on the present, and optimistic about my future.

3. I am doing better than good because I know that success doesn't make me, and failure doesn't break me.

4. I am doing better than good because I am filled with faith, hope and love; and I live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.

5. I am doing better than good because I know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

6. I am doing better than good because I have made friends of my adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know me best.

7. I am doing better than good because I understand that others can give me contentment, but genuine happiness comes when I do things for others.

8. I am doing better than good because I am pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy.

9. I am doing better than good because I love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged.

10. I am doing better than good because I can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.


*Quote by Zig Ziglar

51 comments:

Marta Carpio said...

Guau!! Vaya pasada de vestido!!!! Me encanta! :) .
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The holiday season is indeed a perfect time to look back and reflect upon our blessings. I'm glad you're doing "Better than good" Sam and despite my health challenges this year, I realize that I am too and I have plenty to be grateful for.

Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely weekend!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Chai Chen said...

Awww such an inspiring quote my dear! Thanks for sharing! Posts like these make me reminded of stuff I need to reflect on my own. :)


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Punctuation Mark said...

Beautiful post and inspiring!

Leonor said...

amaaaazing picture!:)keep in touch dear:)) happy weekend! also, I have a new post now and would love to know your opinion on it!!

Leonor
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

what a stunning dress

Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

saglik bilgileri said...

very nice blog...

Adeola Naomi said...

Great and inspiring post dear!
Hoping you have a wonderful relaxing weekend dear.

Alessandra said...

Fabulous!

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, what an awesome quote, I particularly love this one Sam! Very thought provoking indeed.

Have a fab weekend and a very Merry Christmas!!xo

Rahul Bhatia said...

I am doing better than good as I fell in good company of yours with so much positivity Sam. learnt so much about the fashion world and you kept enlightning me about what happens all over the world from S Africa to Europe :) Thank You!

Courtney Starr said...

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Kat said...

such a wonderful post :) very nice reflection :)

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erica marie said...

Such an inspiring and positive post. love it!

xo erica

NewlyLoved said...

wow, very inspiring!
much love

xo Jessica
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Katie Q. said...

*sigh* I had a really long comment all typed up and then just as I hit publish, my internet spazzed out on me. (which is probably good, it was a little ridiculous how long it was!)
I do want to say that I love your quote posts. You always pick really meaningful, thoughtful quotes that are never trite or even necessarily "fashion" but they always strike a cord with me. This particular one is fantastic, it reminds to be thankful for all of the blessings in life and I seriously need to work on a good half of that list. (I actually printed this out and have it on my fridge as a reminder.) I can tell from the quotes you post that you're such a thoughtful, sweet and caring person, you always gravitate towards such selfless quotes. :)

The Urban Market said...

Inspiring post!
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Valeria.
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FASHION TALES said...

Very inspiring dear. It's great to reflect and appreciate the little blessings in our lives. It has been a good year for me and hope for a better one in the next year. Happy holidays Sam! xx

Antonella C'est moi said...

inspiring post my dear!!kisses

Je ne sais quoi said...

Happy friday baby!!
it's a beautiful sentimental quote! love it!
xx
nini

ALLAROUNDEVE said...

This cheered me up alright :)

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Executive director of ALLAROUNDEVE

Miu said...

Again, beautiful thoughts!

My holidays start today, but only because of my schedule. Otherwise the would start on Monday.

benny briga said...

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thanks for this post and quotes, this is what I really needed to read this morning:) Finally this Xmas I can say the same, I'm better than good and Im glad you too dear:) Growing up, I'm noticind how much many things are harder to gain than we supposed they were but we always have to save hope, faith and coonfidence in ourselves cause at the end we are our best friends and can get everything we are looking for:) Happy friday dear, big hugs!♥

Nicoleta_B said...

Wise thoughts, my dear :*

Lot of Love,

Nicole

www.nicoleta.me

Katie Frank said...

you inspire me <3
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Laura said...

So beautiful thoughts!

Peet said...

The second one is my favorite... And that photo is incredible!

Janice Lunes said...

Lovely quotes !


Have a Fantastic Friday!

Love,

Janice
the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

Josie said...

I love this! 'Better than good' is such a good phrase xxx

Paula RL said...

Awesome post..

XOXO, Collage Minimalista

S said...

So true!!!
I'll definiely take inspiration of your list!
Thanx for share sweetie!
xxx
S


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

Always Maylee said...

Such a great post! Love #10! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Giancarlo said...

Un felice Natale e uno strepitoso fine 2012 a Te e ai tuoi cari!!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is so you Sam, Friday is all abour reading your post.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

his little lady said...

This is so perfect! Thank you for sharing :)
xo TJ

Fashionthrougthravel said...

Such an insightful post today!
I'm glad to hear you're doing good! We should all make some end of year "reports", you got me thinking of all the good stuff that happened to me this year :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I wish I could say I am doing better than good in all 10 of these, but I'm getting there. Happy holidays.

Daniella said...

A Lovely and heartwarming post my dear Sam! Such wonderful quotes, it's so important to look back so you can be thankful for all the wonderful things that has happened. :)

Take care,

Daniella xx

Gina said...

Very inspiring and thought provoking... made me think that there are things I need to work on:-)

Happy Friday, darling!
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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Little Rus said...

Wonderful post! Have a lovely weekend! x

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GeorginaGoodman said...

thjat photo is amazing

Georgina
xxxx

Anthea F said...

love this dress!


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Tian said...

This is a really inspiring post!

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BELULOVE said...

oo lovely post

kisses

Marina H said...

I love your fashion frills oh so much and this one was not a disappointing. I love it.

<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Bailey Schneider said...

Thank you for a wonderful blog!!
I hope you have a fantastic Festive season
xxx

Stephanie said...

I love this post. It is certainly a highlight of the best mindframe to be in towards the end of the year and i believe the way we choose to end our year affects how we start 2013

Thanks for the comment on my guest post at Vanisha's

xo Stephanie