Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Frills

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
 At all times, Dare to Be!

*Quote by ©Steve Maraboli
Dress by Christian Dior


Jessica said...

This was a wonderful post. And I love the evening gown in the picture.

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Alessandra said...

Great post dear! Thanks!

Ali Hval said...

"When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
 "--I do this aaaall the time! If I make eye contact with someone, I've just gotta smile a little bit and do a little nod. I get ever so slightly happy when I get a tiny response!

Toks said...

Lovely poem. Great post.

Pamela RG said...

I enjoy reading your Friday Frills Sam with its positive and encouraging message at all time. It is always important to never give up, keep on moving on and just Dare! Have a wonderful weekend. Pamela

Gina said...

Lovely message! Yes, dare to inspire, dare to dream bigger and love with all your heart. Happy Friday, Sam. Love your Friday Frills

XO, Gina

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Gorgeous words and gorgeous image as ever Sam! I love reading these every Friday, they remind me to stop taking stuff for granted and appreciate everything in life. Have a fab weekend dear xx

Zahra Sandberg said...

Love this - it is always nice to have a reminder! Have a wonderful weekend!


M+K said...

lovely post and very strong words of wisdom. you're an amazing writer!

Johanna said...

Love this!

Linda B said...

Dare to fight this!

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Dare to miss the Friday motivator:)Very nice, Sam! Have a great weekend!

Tanya W. said...

I'd love to be dare of all the beautiful quote you've sharing us all. Its feels great after done all of those "DARES" but I have something to tell you dearest Sam, I'd love to be a person who's dare to be here on your blog:) Love it Sam! Hugs and kisses!!

Have a wonderful Friday dearie Sam.


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what a stunning dress! love the yellow layers. Have a wonderful weekend Sam! xx. gigi.

Carmen said...

Great words, I especially like the sentence about tough times!
Have a lovely weekend dear :)

Beauty Follower said...

I am trying!
Have a lovely weekend darling :)

Mira said...

Beautiful inspirational words. Dare to be is my favorite. Hope you have a great Friday Sam.


Emma Henderson said...

'When times are tough, dare to be tougher' - love it! Have a great weekend Sam xo

Janice Lunes said...

Yes really pretty post :D

I love the text very well done love :D

I also have a new posts and would love to know your opinion :)

Have a great day :D

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Purple Ivy said...

That dress is simply perfection.


Fashion-Bridge said...

Such a beautiful quote! Your Friday frills always inspire me to be a bit better and stronger:)

Thank you dear Sam! have a lovely weekend



Carolyne O' said...

It's a so emotional post... wonderful words and so pretty pic <3
Xxx honey


Daniella said...

Sam your Friday posts always give such an intense feeling of strength and gratitude! Thank you for always sharing your wise findings with us all :)

Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Daniella xox

Ileana said...

Love this post! The quote is perfect...and so is the dress!
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xoxo said...

What's the perfect creation!!!! This dress was made by heaven!!!! Wonderful quote! Have a good weekend !

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My Urban Market said...

Perfect words to start well the weekend.
Kisses my dear.


Share a Secret said...

Nice saying!!

xoxo Have a nice wknd!!

Natalia A said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Have a wonderful weekend, Sam! x

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Really really nice

Happy Friday and weekend!

Sveva said...

great quote beutiful words and the pic is amazing!
have a great weekend!

mademoiselle mode said...

This dress is amazing ^^
Perfect words

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Nicole said...

Lovely words for a Friday!
Have a great weekend Sam :)


"When life seems to beat you down dare to fight back?" ... yes, ALWAYS Sam, that's what we must do have hope and faith and keep pressing on. Lovely post dear and always inspiring. Happy weekdend. xx/Madison

Megan, said...

your friday posts always make me smile ;) Xo, Megan,

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful picture and even more beautiful words!


Dushala Agarwal said...

Would you want to follow each other via Bloglovin and Twitter :)?

Much Love,

Always Maylee said...

Love this, such great inspiration for a friday!

xo, Yi-chia
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Coco said...

Yes yes yes dare to!
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Denisa said...

Really soo nice. Have a great day.

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! And I will add also "dare to do and to keep on"! We all have often many down moments, in my experience I've learnt that life is a keeping up and down, what distinguished one and makes the other better is always to remember "to dare", beat our weakness and having new challenges to win. Appreciate every single moments, enjoy life, help someone in difficulties, have no fears, forget the past and just accept what life is giving you at the present are the best ways to dare ourselves every day and build a strong personality, to just face happy and sad moments at the best:) Hope your day is kicked off greatly my dear! Send you a big hugs, happy Friday! xo

Josie said...

Inspirational as always Sam! Hope you have a fab weekend xxx

Michèle Kruesi said...

lovely words and beautiful photo

S said...

So wise friday frill!!! It really makes my day!
And that photo is amazing!

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, they sweetened my day!
Lovely way of looking at life!

Have a great weekend,

ELISA said...

Thanks for your post and happy weekend!
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Kim Alston said...

that dress is absolutely gorgeous! i love the words to this. it shows both the light and dark. you have both in life. it's important to stay positive.

Y además sombreros said...

Es una foto espectacular.

shine star said...

What a great blog ;)

Jessica Mattioli said...

Such a beautiful quote! Happy Friday dear Sam :)

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A. S. (Asilosofy blog) said...

Looks amazing!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Happy Friday and happy weekend, Sam! Will use these words to take me through the weekend.

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Stylish By Nature said...

Great post !! Love the gown :)

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Ira Kharchenko said...

AMazing picture! So inspiring:)

Katta said...

Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

Best wishes,

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What beautifully inspiring words and the image is stunning too!

Rena & I thank for your very kind comment on our hair! I bet that style must've looked really lovely on you when it was your signature look. I appreciate the suggestions on frizz fighting. I've been intrigued by bionic hair straightening and should look into it more.

Have a wonderful weekend dear Sam!

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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Fabulous Sam! Love these inspiring posts :-)
Have a lovely weekend Sweets x

Tanya W. said...

I just wanted to stopping by and wish you a fabulous and relaxing weekend dear Sam. thanks for always being such sweetheart! Many kisses and hugs!


Anthea F said...

Fabulous!!!! Very very beauty dress!

Lucie Srbová said...

Your words always inspire me so much! love those posts!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Lovely as always Sam!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Oh and you asked about lilac look like you have dark eyes and lilac would be so pretty on you! :-)

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Denise said...

Always fantastic! I always love the words you choose. "When a friend falls, dare to be the one to extend a hand" and dare to do your best! I had a day like that today, and after reading these words, I can say I will sleep knowing I really tried my best to make everybody content - at least for today! Have a beautiful weekend, dear Sam!

Dressed with soul said...

I like your Friday frills so much, dearest Sam! And yes, to be dare, is always a good decision - the picture which you have chosen to your words fits perfect <3

German is my first language, thanks for asking, and to be honest, my English is really improvable – my blog is one of my methods to practice ;) How many languages are you speaking? And which language is your first language?

Wish you a wonderful and relaxing weekend, hope it´s not to cold in SA ...

Big hugs from Bavaria, Rena

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh Sam this was lovely, such beautiful words. Happy weekend!

Mag said...

oh yes gorgeous image!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Thank you sweetie for all your wonderful messages and kind words at mine!
Big hug and kisses

Michelle LL said...

Very inspirational and motivational quotes, the dress look so stunning. Thanks for sharing xx :)

Anouka K said...

Yes, so true! One should not be afraid to make a stand.

Afina blog said...

Grate dress I`ll never have)) Thanks for sweet comments, dear!!

bbb said...

so inspirational dear

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing gown ~ so gorgeous!


Emily said...

Oh, that gown! It's gowns like that that make me wish I was rich and famous so I could wear designer dresses on the red carpet. **sigh** She walked right out of a fairy tale. Beautiful poem too.

May the Force be with you.