Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Frills


You can't eat happiness
.
You can't buy it. You can't wear it.
 
You can't drive it, or drink it, or sell it, or steal it.

You can't lock it away. 
You can't negotiate for it.

You can't win it, you can't marry it, you can't inherit it, 
you can't cheat it. 
You can't smoke it, 
or rent it or borrow it. 
You can't campaign for it 
or beg for it, or talk other people into giving you theirs.



However...
You can live happiness. 
You can create it. You can be it.

You can give it to others. 
You can enjoy it. You can share it.
 You can claim it. 
You can have as much as you wish.

You can enjoy it as much as you want, at any time, 
under any circumstance. 
You can work with it, 
play with it, worship, travel, sleep, eat, and breathe with it.


Happiness is yours to live and yours to give, if only you will. 

It comes from the inside, and the best way to experience 
it is to get it flowing out.


Forget about trying and striving to get happy.

Just decide to be happy, and happiness is yours.


*Quote by Ralph Marston. Image via Pinterest.

66 comments:

Jessica said...

I love your post. Very wise words.

And that gown in the picture is amazing.

Tracy

blackberryfashion said...

beautiful words :)

Alexandra Zakharova said...

That's right!!!! Beautifully said! Great picture as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra
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JanM ♥ said...

Love it! Some people struggle with happiness, I guess they feel like they do not deserve it.

xo,
Jan Loves

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

This is a wonderful quote!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Amen to that! The fastest way to bringing happiness is by being grateful. Gratitude unlocks doors and blessings and the more you count your blessings the more happiness flows into your life. Happiness is a way of thinking. If you think positively and seek the best in every situation I honestly believe that one will be able to attract good vibes, happy vibes. =) Have a happy day sweetie.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

What a lovely Friday Frills Sam, this was really nice to read! I think everyone can do with being reminded of this from time to time. Fab image too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Wishing you happiness always for sharing such a happy thought, Sam:) Have a lovely weekend!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Hooray for Fridays! Your blog is my go to on these days! Another brilliant and inspiring quote Sam!

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trishie said...

What a great post to end the week with! Happy weekend, Sam.

Brittney said...

I think this post is so important for fashion bloggers in general, because we often consume so much in an effort to stay relevant and on top of trends. I'm glad that you are igniting discussion over what constitute true happiness!

Brittney

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Beauty Follower said...

Happy Friday Lovely!

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Linda Greaves said...

Happiness is a temporary feeling that can be fleeting if we only focus on achieving it. Joy, however, is a lifestyle that is forever if we know where to find it ;)
Love your gorgeous inspiring words every Friday!

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Mia said...

Amazing post :D


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Paola Lauretano said...

Hi Sam.... lovely post, beautiful words!!!
Wishing you happiness my darling!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Meghana Nanda said...

yeah we can only live happily..........and cute pic and words.............

FASHION TALES said...

Happy Friday dear! Such marvellous inspiration as always Sam. I love the quote, well said. xx/Madison

moonstyle said...

great post and i like the pic :)

Jessica said...

This is a wonderful quote dear :)
Happy friday hon <3

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Natalia A said...

So very true.
Have a wonderful weekend, Sam!
x

Admirably Pretty said...

Inspiring text, and gorgeous photo!

XO Imke

Ileana said...

OMG! Great post!
Love the contrast of the dress and the background :D
xoxo

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Beautiful words to start a weekend with! I absolutely agree! That's a nice inspiration and extra motivation to try to live and create happiness;)

Have a wonderful weekend dear Sam!

Xx

Alexandra

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loving-evelyn said...

great post, very nice words
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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Loving this dress, it's a dream.

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My Urban Market said...

And here there is another inspiring post. Beautiful post Sam! I wish you a great weekend.

Valeria.
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Lemiza Nicolau said...

Beautiful words darling! Thank you so much for your Awesome comment!

Have a nice weeekend!

Love
Lemiza

Janice Lunes said...

Yes I really likes your words !

Very inspiring and talented :D

Kisses !

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Heather said...

I LOVE THIS! What an inspiring post... you create happiness :) So true!!!

XO
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Jo said...

Well put together and wonderfully said.

"You can create it. You can be it.
 You can give it to others."

I totally live by the above mantra.

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Ana said...

cool post, and amazing dress!

happy friday
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S said...

Totally agree!!!!
Super inspiring friday frill, sweetie!
xxx
S

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Amazing post!!!!!
Love the vibrant picture!!!

ELISA said...

Super inspiring!
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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Cant be more agreed with you today! A thing have learnt and experienced through the years is that happiness doesnt come from outside or things or people or other stuff, its simply a condition we got inside since we can always choose to be happy, same thing happens when we are unhappy, it is cause we decide to be so, just stop and cheer to life:) Happy Friday my dear, big hugs! xo

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this Sam! And that photo is one of my faves! I love graffiti and this mix of street and glamour is amazing!

Jayme @ Her late Night Cravings

xx Macie said...

If only that idealism could be applicable to everyone!

Macie,
amen fashion †

Carla Florendo said...

true that! live happiness!
loving this photo!

xo, Carla
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Ali Hval said...

I believe that happiness comes from the relationships you for with people around you and with yourself. If you can't be happy with yourself, I don't think you can ever be truly happy around other people. Lovely post. :)

&& I have been good, thanks for asking! Just got out of my sophomore year of college two weeks ago. How about yourself? Keeping busy? :D

Nicole said...

Always so inspiring Sam! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of love,
Nicole

....... said...

thanks for the inspiration as always dear! happiness truly is a mindset that takes some working on and being happy is so important to me! thanks again!!! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Oh to Be a Muse said...

It's so good to know that being happy is just as easy as being happy. But it still seems to be tough for so many people to do.

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Denise said...

It's true! When people are happy, or "decide" to be happy, to live happiness, happiness comes naturally! It's like the law of attraction! Still sleeping a lot, for every hour of difference a person needs one day to adjust, and it was 4 hours of difference for me now :) Hope you are fine!

Jolien Van Daele said...

I agree with these words! Being happy and finding happiness in small and even trivial things is an art. This is something my granny taught me. Right now it's the new Daft Punk that's encouraging me to dance to every minute. Seeing life in terms of flowers, butterflies and sunshine is such a blast! But it is exhausting too :-p Haha.

Jolien
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Denisa said...

I really like it. Have a nice day and weekend.

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MateaTPol said...

I totally agree!

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful words and pic!

Have a nice weekend, dear <333

xx

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Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Touching Words and a beautiful picture!
Love it <3
Have a great weekend doll!
x

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Anouka K said...

Thanks for reminding us of this. Sometimes one tends to forget and focus on the glass half empty when in fact one can see it half full and just be happy.

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

once again it's a great and inspiring text !

Coco said...

I just love your motivational quotes, and you always find the perfect image to match them. I wish you a great weekend dear Sam!
xoxo
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Daniella said...

Sam, what a lovely post! All the words are so very true and I especially believe in the last two lines :)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend,
Daniella xox

Sakuranko said...

Oh Sam this make Smile!
This is so truth!
Really beautiful post!
xoxo

fashion cadet said...

this is so cool. Happiness comes from within and it's a choice

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Estilo Hedónico said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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Kim Alston said...

HaHa! This is so true Sam! Thanks for sharing this.
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Bailey Schneider said...

This made me happy reading it ;-)
x

Margaret Cruzemark said...

You can find happiness in the most simple things in life but we are distracted everyday from our needs that are not basic, just superficial.
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Johnny said...

hey honey<3
how are you? how is the weather? in germany it´s rainy and so cold:(!
i love this picture; it´s so... summer<333
greatings from germany<333
xoxo

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

This is a lovely thing to read, and always a good thing to be reminded of. I also love that gown - it's such a lovely color.

xo
Sue

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Grate picture, I really love it! Dress is amazing!
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