Friday, February 08, 2013

Friday Frills

Everyone wants success, and yet they often don’t 
know when they have it. 
For most, it is the maddening chase toward a better way of life.
An aim to achieve more of something. 
More fame, power, recognition, money or material things. 

For some, it is the understanding of a loving family member, the compassion of a friend 
or people that they can count on when life throws them a curve. 

I've come to believe that success is not more material wealth, 
But peace, happiness, contentment, and love. 

Real success is not to be sought after in the outer world, 
But discovered in your inner world. 
We all want the things that life offers. 
But we don’t need as much as we think we do. 

Sooner or later you will discover that real success is friends, 
strangers, and anyone who crosses our path and makes a difference in it. 
It is kindness shared, support given and received,
 it's listening, giving and caring. 

These will endure while you change jobs, swop cities, trade-in cars, when fashions fade, 
and you tire of the temporary gratifications that bring you what you think is real. 

What matters is people. 
What lasts is love. 
What counts are true friends,
And if you treasure these you can count yourself a success.

Quote by Tim Conner, adapted by me.


Anthea F said...


Islandia Lane said...

success is such a hard thing to define for most people. but yes, great friends and great love can sum it up simply.

Bodil Huisman said...

That´s all so true. I think real succes is being happy and having a great time with your friends and family. Have a great day Sam!


Tinker Bell said...

totally true, <3 post

Adrielle said...

So inspiring!Love how you think!

Fashion Riddles said...

So true...!

Ileana said...

Love the text ^^

Lavender Loafers said...

Great! Love the writing!!

Mónica C. Welton said...

Love those trousers.
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Rahul Bhatia said...

Prophetic words and each sentence so true! Lovely, Sam:) Have a lovely weekend!

Kate Rose Blair said...

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Adeola Naomi said...

Amazing and so inspirational!
Thank you dear

HeartsAndCrosses said...

This was such a cute post!


Kacie said...

Great post! So true!

Well... said...

Another inspiring Friday Frill-tastic post from you :)
Where do you get this stuff!? Its just so fantastic every week :D

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La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

wow beautiful!!!:)

The Chic Sheet said...

That first sentence... So true!


Levi (tlnique) said...

Beautiful quote, great post! :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It' so true that real success comes from the relationships we build. Thanks for this inspiring reminder!

Have a lovely weekend Sam!
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Lauren said...

Such a beautiful quote. Its so true too. Success should be measure by happiness and peace. Wealth doesn't make you happy and if you're not happy whats the point? Thanks for sharing xo

MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful... very true about success!

puspa said...

i love your blog....

Caitie Schlisserman said...

you are totally write about success! you always have some inspiring words to share.

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trishie said...

That's so true! Happy weekend. x

Chris Ed said...

So inspiring words Sam! The best start for the day:) happy friday! kisses chris

Kashaya said...

That's a great quote.=)

Chiara said...

Beautiful writing! Really inspiring <3

Denisa said...

That is so true. Have a great weekend.

Rosa C. said...

I love it!
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Borjana said...

What's not to love here,you rock babe!

snoopellie said...

love the quote! :)



Daniella said...

Such a beautiful and humbling post my dearest Sam! :)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend,
Daniella xox


Beautiful dear Sam, I agree and love that Tim Conner quote. xx Happy Friday!/Madison

Sandra Leiva said...

"What matters is people.
What lasts is love.
What counts are true friends,
And if you treasure these you can count yourself a success."

So beautiful!!

Have a nice weekend, dear <3

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Jessica said...

So true!!!

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Little Rus said...

Very true! x

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I have been caught into your words:) What a deep and so true thought today:) you are right, I think also that sometimes we took these things for granted, feeling not satiesfied and searching for other stuff that we think could make us happier..but I agree with you, at the end love, friends, good relationship is what counts, more we are surrounded by them more we will feel satiesfied and living a full life:) Happy friday my friend! Hugs!!:***

Zahra Sandberg said...

This is such a great reminder for all of us - when things go wrong we realize how much we need our friends, family, and such real "treasures" in our lives. Otherwise we easily forget their true value. Thanks for this!


Noor Unnahar said...

It's so real . While chasing success , we actually lose it . And teh fact is that the success is the thing that chase us until we figure it out.
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Nicole said...

My Friday inspiration!!!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Gabriel Kaefer said...

wow, that's cool!
I'm in love with these floral prints
a good weekend for you!

i hope you like designs of dresses!
i await a visit!
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Nowak said...

it´s so nice!

Jayme and Mendi said...

So true Sam! Love this Friday's Frills! Always makes our day!

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S said...

Can't stop to say: loooove your Friday frills!
I'm waiting it all week long!^^

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

This is SO true! I admit that when I make a wish/say a little prayer for me or a loved one, I always wish for peace and contentment. My husband is a true believer in this as well. He has been fortunate enough to now find himself in a field that provides him with comfort financially, but he really wants to be happy and fulfilled at the end of the day no matter what the pay!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Josie said...

Inspirational as always! I love that model's hair too, such a beautiful colour! xxx

Mina Masotina said...

So inspiring, dear! I love your Friday Frills :P

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Beautiful! Must agree with you, happiness is in small things, you can have all the money in the world and still be unhappy! :) Ilina

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I do love all your Friday Frills!!

Kati said...

What's not to love here, beautiful and true!


mademoiselle mode said...

Really love this pic :)

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Always Maylee said...

To me, wealth is definitely having a life filled with love, happiness, and good health. Of course a few pairs of cute shoes doesn't hurt! :) :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Antee Gurung said...

We all chase after so many things and yet in the end when we don't have Family, love and true friendship it all seem so insignificant.......well different ppl have different meanings of success..I loved urs though...well written like always , Sam!

Btw New post in my blog

bonnie_blog said...

Agree with you, dear!

Have a good weekend!





Anonymous said...

Such beautiful words.. :)
I think success is achieving your goals in life whether that is to become a top fashion designer, or to build a big family.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Real success is about being discovered in your inner world--very well said.

Lidia Frolova said...

Wow great post!
Have a nice weekend!

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Liquorice and Pumps said...

totally agree with this! And I love that pic :)


Gina said...

So true!! I agree with you 100%

XO, Gina

Francesca said...

Beautiful words, so inspiring! :)

Gabi K. said...

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Maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know! I would love it!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

What a beautiful post to end the week with. I so totally agree with you. If we just try to collect more and more materially, we soon tire of what we have and want even more and it's a never-ending circle of stress. The people I love and the memories created with them are what bring me the most happiness. Have a lovely weekend! xoxo ~S

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Bailey Schneider said...

Absolutely stunning! Always is interesting to see how people measure success and if they appreciate it!

Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Amen Sam!! So, so true and a lovely sentiment to take into the weekend. Thank you so much xx

Joyce said...

I couldn't agree more. I was just having the same conversation about this topic the other day with someone else. So many people are all about money and power.. but what truly matters is the personal human connections with people which make up the important things in life :) keep in touch~

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Je ne sais quoi said...

hey doll , thank you for stopping by and for your beautiful comments :) i really appreciate it !
well said babe, we always think that we need stuff and we overlook the important things in life! we should be thankful for what we have already, not the materialistic aspects!

Diana Marks said...

another amazing inspiring post!

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Demi Mist said...

These words are so wise!
I hope you always have people around you who fulfill you.
Have a nice weekend!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Wise words Sam, but i think most of the people are so into themselves and money that they don't care for anything else.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Katie Q. said...

Awww, I love the last paragraph, it just sums the whole thing up so nicely. Life just isn't much if we don't have those human contacts and relationships. :) As always, you managed to find a sweet and touching quote!

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Lovin' the inspiration Sam! :)

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