Friday, June 07, 2013

Friday Frills

Be understanding to your perceived enemies. 
Be loyal to your friends. 
Be strong enough to face the world each day. 
Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone. 
Be generous to those who need your help. 

Be frugal with that you need yourself. 
Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything. 
Be foolish enough to believe in miracles. 
Be willing to share your joys. 
Be willing to share the sorrows of others. 

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed. 
Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty. 
Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds. 
Be last to criticize a colleague who fails. 
Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble. 

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way. 
Be loving to those who love you.
Be loving to those who do not love you; they may change. 

Above all, Be yourself.

*Author unknown.
Image via Glamour


blackberryfashion said...

beautiful post! :)

Sonia De Macedo said...

:o) beautiful Sam, like always. Thank you for the little reminders


Alessandra said...


Corinne said...

What a wonderful quote =)

Corinne x

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

You've picked a corker yet again Sam. I always really enjoy taking time over these with my Friday morning coffee, very inspiring. Have a brilliant weekend!

Cheyenne Ji said...

I love this picture! It's so fun!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Thanks again Sam and have a splendid weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Great and wonderful quote Ms. Sam! I love it. The photo made this post so lovely. :)

Pamela RG said...

Very nice Sam. So inspiring. Thank you for these reminders. Sometimes we forget and get so busy with our daily lives.

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

This is a lovely quote. It's always nice to see these. I think the thing I like best about this particular quote is the implication that being kind helps you to do better in life - it's not a commonly held idea, but I'd love it if it would become one, and then move on up to being true on more than a semi-regular basis. It'd be truly lovely if it would.

I suppose a Geisha-inspired getup does kind of explain the heels, as long as she was taking inspiration from their hair pieces. It's also unlikely that I'll ever do a makeup post - I don't actually wear makeup, you see, other than extremely rare occasions, and it's very limited (like...basically all I really do is mascara and maybe something on my lip at most?) It'd be interesting, but it's not something that's really a part of my life or that I really know much about (unless we're talking stage makeup, but I'm pretty sure no one ever wants to use that much blush). It would probably feel really inauthentic and awkward just because it's not something that I really do, and doing something just to do it isn't something I think I'd be comfortable doing with my blog. If I ever actually start caring about makeup, though, I'll definitely post about it, but as long as I'm still stuck in the mode of having to announce that I actually put makeup on for something, that's probably not something that'll happen. Sorry. :c

Also, part of the reason that I write personal things is that I'm absolutely unable to express them otherwise, so they can just build until I explode into all these repressed emotions that nobody understands or knows how to react to, including me, and it's better to give myself some sort of outlet before that happens. I do enjoy lighter things, though even things like fashion have their dark and heavy sides, and I do enjoy the dichotomy of that. (And it's always lovely to see you on my blog. c: )

Happy Friday!

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Serena said...

Love this! :)


Kim Alston said...

Awesome Sam! I love the advice in this.

Deidre said...

Love it. Although I think half the fun isn't knowing where the destination is. Or exactly where it is. i think sometimes I get too fixated on the destination and then it becomes the wrong path but I want to make it to the destination and don't realise it. If that makes any sense.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Glad to have read it before starting my day! Have an excellent Friday.


selinalie said...

Such a beautiful picture. You look so beautiful. I like your blog! Maybe you can visit my blog and follow me :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thank you for the reminder dear! I will keep that final destination in mind! Have a lovely weekend!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

trishie said...

Great reminders. Have a great weekend, Sam!

Imogen said...

Really beautiful wonderful post.

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
I always look forward to your Friday Frills, always such nice thoughts!

Have a great day,

Diva Desle said...

I always love your friday frills:-) So beautiful. Xx

WatermelonSquare said...

love the photo with baloons :)


This post is such a great one Sam, many things to remember. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your day. xx/Madison

Miss Top Ten Image said...

Thanks for the reminder dear!!
Happy weekend!!

Josie said...

I love this photo, that whole editorial was gorgeous! And wise words as always, hope you have a fab weekend Sam! xxx

Toks said...

Pretty photo.
Have a great weekend

Jessica said...

What a lovely quote Sam!and beautiful photo!
hope you have a fab weekend dear :)

The Fashion Heels

Merryl Dick said...

Couldn't agree more with the quote. Have a blessed week end. Just so proud of you. Miss u. Merryl

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Lovely. Just the pick up I needed:)

Daniella said...

Beautiful post my dearest Sam! A wonderful reminder and inspirational reminder to us all :)

Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Daniella xox

Gina said...

Beautiful and incredibly wise words! This is such a fabulous post, Sam. I just love it:-)

I hope you have a lovely weekend
XO, Gina

nicoleta buru said...

Such a lovely post, my dear.

Lots of love,


Mira said...

As always beautiful and inspiring words. I'm foolish enough to believe in miracles. Have a happy Friday Sam :D

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Those are like the prettiest and biggest balloons ever! Thanks for yet another inspirational post for Friday. Really loving the photo--very European, which is working for me right now.

Oh to Be a Muse
Shop Layered Muse

ELISA said...

Beautiful words! Happy weekend babe!

Patty Mira said...

Beautiful words!!!!

xx Patty & Mira

hope you follow back :)

S said...

Beautiful and ispiring words like every friday! :D

Louise Elisabeth said...

So sweet I could totally use some inspiring words, thanks for sharing!


Vanessa Pur said...

Really wise words... wishing you a great weekend!


Coco said...

Simply adorable!
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Always Maylee said...

Being yourself is always the key! Have a great weekend. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Tanya said...

Hi lovely!

I love to read, when I reads all the beautiful words, they are so inspirations, it can chance people destinations. I even tears down sometimes while I'm reading such as inspirations quote, book, but at the end of the day be yourself, "Be good to yourself and be nice to others"

Wishing you a beautiful Friday Sam and heads up to weekend! speaks with you soon. hugs and kisses!

New look updated on my blog :)

Anthea F said...

love the first pic!

Anthea’s Fashion

CoutureTrend Jessica said...

Amazing quote!!

New post on the blog:

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! As have told you million times, your weekend posts are my fav to browse, in particular the Friday Frills, in fact I usually leave the page open to read with attention your pure words of wisdom. I really love what you shared today, you spread a positive message and much encouragement. At the end of the poem I will add, "above all be and love yourself". In my personal experience I can say that many times we are inclined to please everybody or be in the way they would us, just to be accepted making the things make them happy but maybe not us. So my advise is always doing what we feel and be in the way we are, in the most honest way possible; always have true and correct relationships with people and if there is something or someone that/who doesnt fit us, be kind and polite; having good contacts remaining faithful with ourselves and our personality without changing just to be accepted:) Happy Friday Sam! Big hugs and kisses! xo

The Garage Starlets said...

Nice post :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Beautiful. I needed these words today. :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Linda Becaca said...

You always share the best advise with us. Great Friday Frills!

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Tere Ávila said...

great post honey, your look is amazing


Elsha said...

Beautiful messages and super cute photo!

Tere Ávila said...

great post honey, i really love the photooO!


Kacie Cone said...

So beautiful :)

mademoiselle mode said...

So beautiful <3

New post - Kisses

Megan, said...

i want a bunch of balloons! Xo, Megan,

borka gamero said...

Beautiful quote and photo! have a great weekend
Kisses from Miami,

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Beautiful words, Sam! Nice post, well done!
Have a great time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Denise said...

These words are so inspiring! And made me pensive... "be loving to the ones who love you". I carry some feeling of guilt because of that, but we just don't know what to do sometimes... and there's one sentence so similar to one I heard this week and am planning to post soon... "Somestimes we have to forget what we want in order to understand what we deserve..." I thought it was like one of the sentences now! Thank you so much for your support, and have a great weekend!

Johanna said...

Well said!

Denisa said...

Oo, that is really great said. Have a nice day.

Ma Petite Ana said...

Wow beautiful pics dear. Kisses.

Julye said...

so nice said!!!!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love this. Happy weekend.

Dressed with soul said...

Dearest Sam, the picture is absolutely great and I agree to each word of your wonderful text. I´m sure if each people on this wonderful world would handle and think like that we had a really peaceful world <3

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

xx from Bavaria, Rena

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Well said Sam! Beautiful sentiments that would make a lovely mantra!

Thanks for your kind words of support! Have a wonderful weekend dear lady!

Rowena @ rolala loves

beAllTheRage said...

Be youtiful <3

Ana Aleksic said...

Beautiful words!
Happy weekend dear Sam! :)

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Denisa said...

perfect inspiration like always. Have a nice day.