Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Frills

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy,

Or I can be thankful that my garden is getting watered for free. 

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money, or I can be glad 
that my finances 
encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste. 

Today I can grumble about my health, or I can rejoice that I am alive. 

Today I can lament over all I didn’t have whilst growing up, 

Or I can feel grateful for not being spoilt. 

Today I can whine because roses have thorns, or I can celebrate that thorns have roses. 

Today I can mourn my lack of friends,
 or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships. 

Today I can be annoyed because I have to go to work, 
or I can appreciate that I have a job to do. 

Today I can complain because I have to go to class,
Or I can eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge. 

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have chores and housework to do,

Or I can feel honoured because I have a shelter for my mind, body, and soul. 

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped,
 and I am the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. 

Today, my attitude is the difference. 
I get to choose what kind of day I will have.

*Author unknown, edited. Image via Pinterest.


Sonia De Macedo said...

Beautiful, always see the glass as half full!


Regine Karpel said...

Wow! Beautifully said!

Pamela RG said...

Wonderful and encouraging sentiments. I agree that our attitude makes the difference. Happy Friday!

borka gamero said...

You made my day! Lovely words...
Kisses from Miami,

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

nice ! keep the positive attitude girl ! I always love to read your words !

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Beautiful. Always best to look on the bright side of life and be grateful :)

xoxo Bree
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Francesca said...

I love this! This is so true, looking at the day with a posisitve attitude makes all the difference! I remember when I was younger my school principle would always say over the announcements "Have a good day or not, the choice is yours." It's a very good quote!

Thank you for asking how I'm doing on my blog! I'm doing well, I've just been so busy recently!

Lala H said...

I really love this post, its a good reminder about our struggles in life is just something to make us a better person.

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Today I am happy its Friday and I read this lovely inspiring post else other days I would have to wait:) Happy weekend Sam!

Pip said...

Very well said and I am loving the picture of that woman in the pink and red! xx Pip

Chai Chen said...

In the end, we control. I control my life! Good choice!
Happy Friday Sam! :)

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Linda Greaves said...

Oooh, good post about how you control your attitude! Such a grounding post to read. I love your comparisons and contrasts.

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Rin Handika said...

What a nice words, i love the words in this post :))
Also love the picture too, all the flowers <33
Im following you now :D hope you will follow me back, kisses <3


So very true Sam! We can choose to have a good day or let a situation consume us, great and inspiring post! xx/Madison Happy weekend!

Tanya W. said...

I love of your post a lot. I, myself a positive person. I choosing my every day to be happy, treat others like I wanted to be treated. BTW, thank you to you also for taking your time to leave me a lovely comment on my blog.


PS. could you please kindly leave me your link after you commented on my blog :), I cant seems to link you back on the name, I did link back on other blogs. I've had to look up you from Google, to be here. :) I like to keep in touch with your blog. hugs.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Sam this quote is fantastic as all quotes you pick. I remember I said it long ago to my mum: "Why do we always notice when we are in the slowest row in a traffic jam, but we never pay attention when we're in the fastest one". I think it's the same what the quote tries to say. It's all about thinking positive!

Have a great weekend dear!



Anouka K said...

Thanks for the Friday inspiration!!


Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely words Sam!!! Great post!!!!
Have a nice WE darling!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Fantastic. Sometimes all we need is to change perspectives...

CoSMT said...

Perfect post!

Hanna & Christel said...

that picture is awesome!


Sveva said...

great post!

Josie said...

I love this one, always important to look at the bright side of life! xxx

My Urban Market said...

Well said. Lovely post. I wish you a great weekend.


Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
Such wise and beautiful words - everyone should print these out and read them first thing in the morning!

Have a great weekend,

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

very very nice!!!

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Joy Shana said...

Lovely words, nice post dear

Mira said...

I love the photo and your wise words. I'm trying to see the positive things too but I still don't like the rain <3


Natalia A said...

Montaigne once said "It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully." :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Sam!

Ileana said...

Lovely! And her dress is so much fun!
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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Hope your day is going fine so far! I had a pretty hectic week too so your "frills" are what I need to read and think to appreciate what life gives! One of my fav funny quote in fact says "when life gives you lemons, make a lemonade", lol, I agree with it! I think the point of the whole post is: always try to get the best of any situation, good or bad, not complaining about how the things are going but remember that the worst can always happens and try to be everyday positive and thankful for what we hardly achieved:) I also need to keep it very well impressed in my mind!:) Kisses and hugs my dear, happy Friday!♥

Rebecca Ragionieri said...

(: Reb, xoxo.

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judith said...

Me encanta el post!!

Kim Alston said...

HaHa Sam! I love this doll! It's all the way you LOOK at things. So true!

collected by Katja said...

Wonderful thoughts and lines, my dear! And such a great pic! Want to look and feel like the powerful, happy and a bit crazy "flower lady" today :-) ... Kisses from Vienna,


Karolina said...

Have a nice weekend!

xx Karolina

S said...

This is definitely my line!^^
Great friday frills!

Lucie Srbová said...

This is such a great post!! I really love your optimistic side!!! :)

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Ana said...

wow this pic is amazing!

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Denise said...

Do you think I would miss your Friday Frills??? Nooooo! I am always eager to read them! They really make my day! I have to apologize for yesterday, cause I was at the repair shop when I had the chance to write only "thank you for your words! Leaving the computer now" :) But that was all I really could do, cause the repair guy was next to me :) So now after the fourth repair visit I got it back! News I will send properly next week, cause right now I still have so much to do... But I wanted to say that your Friday Frills are amazing, and you know that! I always think of printing or writing with nice handwriting and keep it in a visible place! To be reminded of many things! Though I have the same idea and tell people when they are complaining. Don't like your job? How many would like to have one. Don't like your decoration at home? How many would love having a home. And so on... but people normally forget this... Have a great weekend, my dear friend! (I'm am a bit nervous... :) don't like 14 hour-flights!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Today I was annoyed that I had to go to work, but you're right, at least I have a job to do! Plus, it's the weekend soon. :)

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Nee said...

these words are amazing and very true. life really depends on how you look at it - always be and think positive:) han an amazing weekend sam! looking forward to the weekly celebrity outfits!:) lots of love <3

Denisa said...

Very nice like always. Some are perfect. HAve a great day.

mademoiselle mode said...

I love this pic ^^
Have a nice weekend :)

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Stella said...

I liked the last sentence about choosing the day we want to have, it's true!
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Tie Bow-tie said...

This is really great words!

Dressed with soul said...

Oh your text is so true and wonderful! I like it so much, many thanks for that <3

xx from Bavaria, Rena

Cherina said...

Thank You...

This is just what I needed to READ.

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Maddie said...

I love your motivation posts! they give me such a boost!

Daniella said...

Hi lovely, I hope you are doing well. This is such a beautiful post, thank you for always sharing such insightful and wise words with us all, it always gives me a much needed boost of positivity and humbles me greatly :)

Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Daniella xox

Johnny said...


Miu said...

This is so beautiful!

Ivana said...

Sam, this is so beautiful, and so right on spot! Sometimes I get so caught up in my daily duties, chores and worries, that I don't take time to celebrate the bigger picture. I'm printing this out and putting it above my desk to be reminded of it every day!

xx Ivana

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