Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Frills

How many times have we said something that we immediately realized
was not the right thing to say?

How many times do we look back on an event and think, "If only I had…"

How many times do we do something that we wish hadn’t done? 

I've learnt that
You can’t change what has been said.

You can’t change a past event.

You can’t change what has been done. 

So, do you drown yourself in regret, sorrow, repentance?

Do you think about what might have been?

Do you relive an event the way it should have been? 

Forget about regret, and focus.

Focus on today, not on the past.

Focus on what you can do now, not what you didn’t do then. 

The only thing to regret is living in the past
The only thing to feel sorrow for is not living each day to the fullest.

The only way to repent is to sincerely say, "I’m sorry".
Don’t live your life regretting yesterday.

Live your life fully, so when tomorrow comes, you won’t regret today.

*Quote by Catherine Pulsifer, edited.
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The Glamour Drama said...

beautiful post and beautiful pic dear!!! "if only i had" is a bad bad thinking!


Preity Lama Tamang said...

Great post!! And love what you wrote!!

AfinaSkater said...

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

sam, this message was so beautiful. it's important to learn and understand the mistakes of the past and move forward.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Sam we may be living in different parts of the world but what I realize is that there are some universal truths which cut across any barriers and such positive thoughts happen to be one of them! For this reason alone, I read all your Friday posts religiously to feel good:) Have a lovely weekend:)

Sakuranko said...

This is so truth many thanks for this I can´t chage the past that I need repeat every day.


Well... said...

I am so guilty of doing this...I'll relive a moment I want to change over and over again. But there's nothing you can do about it - just look forward to tomorrow!

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Kacie Ellis said...

Love this post! It's so true!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love the veracity in this! Living in the past does nothing to move us forward. Thanks for the lovely reminder Sam!

Thanks for your sweet comment! I used to post recipes and it's something I want to get back to doing. I'm just glad to hear that there would be interest :)

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Visceral Maze said...

regrets really hurt. it is a good one!

Alexa said...

i love this pic! and even though this dress is super crazy and bold it is so fun! i would never be able to rock it but this model totally pulls it off! Happy FRIDAY <3

Alexa <3

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, this is a really thoughtful one Sam, I like it a lot. I'm definitely guilty of dwelling on stuff for longer than I should!!! Absolutely gorgeous image too, those trees!!!

Have a fabulous weekend dear!xo

Lala H said...

i agree! beautiful thought!

MOSAMUSE said...

such a cute dress!

Diana Marks said...

Very true post! Unfortunately understanding this is much easier than implementing it (

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Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

beautiful thought, thank you for sharing<3

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

trishie said...

So true, my dear!

Have a lovely weekend x

Hanna & Christel said...

great post!


My Urban Market said...

Love your words. I really like this post. Have a great weekend.


AlittlebitUnique said...

This post was actually really inspiring, made me feel a bit better about the past and mistakes I've made and put a smile on my face!

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Izzy said...

such a great post! always look forward and never back :)

Metallic Paws

Katie Q. said...

Oh my goodness, you always find the prettiest inspiration photographs to go along with these, I just love the purple flowers and the dress in this one. This post is just so true and it really speaks to me. I'm usually really careful about what I say in person, I definitely over-think what I say and then when I relax and just say what is on my mind, I feel like I always say something wrong. It reminds me that sometimes I just need to step outside of my own head at times.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Sam as always you have here really beautiful and inspiring words for us. I absolutely agree! There's no point of looking back, re-thinking and wishing it was done the other way. I'm trying never to do so. Focus on now - this is what's important, this is what makes us happy.
Have a wonderful weekend dear!



Jessica said...

So true, my dear :)
Love this post!

Have a lovely weekend Sam :*

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The Garage Starlets said...

Love everything about this photo!

Rosa C. said...

Nice dress!
Chocolate Rose Style

Alicia Hadjialexandrou said...

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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Thanks a bunch for your comment and words, you always made my day and Im really thankful for it!:) As you know, Friday Frill posts are one of my fav from you:) I need to read what you share every week as a personal thought and reminder for everyday life!:) One of the things I hate most in fact is to regret about what has been done in the past instead taking time to improve the situation or at least ask sorry! Many time happens also to me to talk by instinct saying something I preferred to not say at the moment once reflected then, I think the best is always ask sorry and try with facts to show an attitude in this way! Words are empty if there isnt also an attitude in that sense! Brooding about past things is only a waste of time...and just increase wrinkles in the face!!:PP Kisses and hugs dear, happy Friday!:*


Uplifting as always Sam. The purple colour is such a charming he, great post and image. Have a happy Friday dear. xx/Madison

BELULOVE said...

guauuuu LOVELY!!! ♥♥

Daniella said...

Sam wonderful words as always. It's very easy to get drawn into thinking about the what ifs sometimes but it never dose anyone any good, so thank you for reminding us all of that :)

Take care and have a great weekend,
Daniella xox

Natalia A said...

Wonderful and wise. And I just adore that editorial so much. x

Mira said...

It looks like you can see into my soul. It´s exactly what I do all the time and I know I shouldn´t regret the past and live in the present but sometimes it´s really difficult to do. Have a great Friday and weekend Sam <3



Denisa said...

Very nice post. Have a great friday.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Such a great Frills today. Can't waste time living in the past!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

S said...

"Forget about regret" it's what i try to do in my own life!^^
Beautiful words and beautiful pic!

Always Maylee said...

It's hard not to let regret consume you sometimes, but it's important to try to live in the present! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Bodil Huisman said...

Gorgeous photo and poem. Have a wonderful weekend dear Sam :)


bridechic said...

Great advise and incredible photo. I'm def pinning this one to my purple board . . . .

oxoxoxo from San Francisco

Alexandra said...

I can always find food for thoughts at your blog, Sam) Lovely snapshot and a poem! Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
Have a happy time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Theadorabletwo said...

Great PosT! Und such true words !!

Love Storm

Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is something that I definitely want to get better at--focusing on today and forgetting the rest.

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The Domestic Sweetheart said...

I'm obsessed!! Purple is my fav. color :)

MateaTPol said...

I agree! whats done its done, you cant change it so better not to regret it, but always you can be better next time :D

Bailey Schneider said...

Beautiful as always!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Supernat said...

This is such a lovely and inspiring post, thank you!
Maybe we could follow each other?
Let me know ^^

- xo Supernat

Agnieszka (Aga) Guerrero Olesinska said...

Stunning picture!

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Carmen said...

Lovely pic! Also wise words :)


Sam, these words are so beautiful, and you hit the nail on the head. I think it's easier said than done though. We haven't been programmed to live in the present, but rather reflect on the past and to think about the future. I've been in these situations multiple times, regretting decisions, what I've said, my actions. The sad part? I never learn from them :(

Keep writing, you have beautiful words!!


Anonymous said...

Yes, very wise words! Thanks for raising "Now" awareness.


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Great! Lovely post as always my dear Sam! :)

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Daria said...

such a lovely dress :)

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