Friday, September 06, 2013

Friday Frills

The greatest joy ... Giving
The most destructive habit ... Worry
The greatest loss ... Self Respect
The highest praise ... Acknowledgement

The most satisfying work ... Helping Others
The worst personality trait ... Selfishness
Our greatest natural resource... Our Youth
The most endangered species ... Dedicated Leaders

The biggest setback ... Fear
The hardest thing to overcome ... Loss
The most crippling disease ... Excuses
The most worthless emotion ... Self-Pity

The best source of support ... Encouragement
The deadliest weapon ... The Tongue
The worst thing to be without ... Hope
The most effective sleeping pill ... Peace of Mind

The greatest asset... Faith
The greatest virtue ... Honesty
The most prized possession ... Integrity
The most powerful force in life ... Love

The most powerful form of communication ... Prayer
The most dangerous word exchange ... Gossip
The best form of gratitude ... Appreciation

The two most power-filled words ... I Can
The most contagious spirit ... Enthusiasm
Your most beautiful attire ... A Smile

*Poem unknown, edited by me.
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Jackie Harrison said...

This its so beautiful meaningful and very truth we should all frame and never forget.

Alessandra said...

Great post dear!

Pamela RG said...

Hello Sam, these are very inspiring and something that we must remember everyday of our lives. Happy Friday to you!

Serena said...

I love these posts!
So beautiful!


Ceciliette said...

great mantra to keep in mind.

Mili said...

What a beautiful little poem :) Smiles are not only beautiful, but infectious!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Kacie Cone said...

Beautiful words as always! Happy friday :)

bbb said...

this post is very inspiring Sam. Love it a lot x

Linda B said...

Definitely puts things in perspective

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Rahul Bhatia said...

The best thing to read on Friday to get charged for the next week, Sam!

Shayne said...

nice post sam :) got me singing ella ella e e e under my umbrella ella ella e e e

trishie said...

Love this: Your most beautiful attire ... A Smile

Happy weekend, Sam!

Deidre said...

I love this! It's so true - the most powerful weapon is the tongue! I love it.

Paola Lauretano said...

I love this poem.... lovely and inspiring words, like a great mantra!!!!
Tnx for sharing and Happy friday my dear Sam!!!!


Wonderful post Sam. So true, we needn't worry about things at all, especially when its's out of our control. Happy Friday! xx/Madison

Josie said...

Yes, all so true! Have a fab weekend Sam xxx

nicole said...

Puts things into perspective on a Friday! Thanks Sam xxx

Megan Hartwig said...

Just so beautiful thank you for sharing this with your readers :) Happy Friday to you too! xxx

Ileana said...

Love this text!!! Great post :)

Carolyne O' said...

My fave column ever this one <3
I saved this post because I totally agree with everything!
Xxx babe


P said...

Wonderful! xx

Ivana said...

True, true and true! Sam, you always seem to find the perfect words to cheer me up on a Friday morning! Thank you so much for being so wonderful!

Wishing you the loveliest of weekends! (is the winter coming to a close finally?)

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

miss b said...

Wise words and it's true worry is certainly the most destructive habit! Great tips in your last post too. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Daniella said...

Sam, once again you have managed to share such a strong post with us all! Full of words that humble us, remind us and strengthen us and how can we thank you enough for that?! You are an inspiration my dear :)

Take care and have a lovely weekend,
Daniella xox

Patricia G. said...

wow, love the picture!

Sadie said...

Such an inspirational post and many of them are so true :) xx

Eva M. said...

I totally loved this post!
Have the nicest weekend !

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My Urban Market said...

You always find the perfect words for your posts. Great post.


Natasha Gregson said...

Amazing words :) My favourite is the 'I can'. So true, sometimes the only thing standing infront of yourself is you and it's an inspiring poem like this that reminds you of that!

Francy -Stef said...

We love this post!!!
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Pip said...

I love this post Sam! Thanks for all you do girl. YOu are such an inspiring woman! Have a great weekend dear! xx Pip

Carla Florendo said...

love this post... so true and actally inspirational! =)
thanks for sharing!

xo, Carla
Little Miss Violet

Vett Vandiver said...

what a beautiful poem - thank you!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

The greatest asset
The greatest virtue...honest.
The most prized possession...integrity.
The most powerful force in
This is my favourite paragraph. Lovely poem. I wish you a good weekend too, Sam. Kisses:)

The Preppy Student said...

love this post! so inspirational! Have a happy Friday! -The Preppy Student

Mira said...

Powerful and beautiful poem Sam. You make the friday brighter. Have a happy Friday sweetheart.

xx Mira

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! The last phrase is my fav: the most beautiful attire (and I would add make up) is a smile. I think is the key to also gain and fight the other things you listed upon, only with a positive and trustful attitude we can have a fully life:) Worry is just a waste of time! I also agree with the fact love is the most powerful force in life, it can change everything and in better..:) Btw, thanks a bunch for stopping in dear, sorry Tofu isnt available from you, here yes and I would love to be able to cook in different ways, thats why I always browse some recipes on web (in Italian tradition isnt very used!). Will follow also your tip regarding mint leaves in the green tea, I know about the link with loss of weight, it is really great for metabolism, to increase it, actually I cant live without my usual cup a day!:) Kisses dear, happy Friday! xo

Poppy Lee Jones said...

hi! thanks for your comment, yeah i've had a lovely summer, and you? (wait, it wasn't summer in sa, right? i'm getting confused haha)
i'm happy that autumn is finally coming to germany though, i love autumn.
awesome photo btw and love the poem too! xx

Sandra Leiva said...

I wish a great weekend, hun <333


Johanna said...

Priceless. Have a wonderful weekend!

BELULOVE said...

really love this pic


Afina blog said...

beautiful! As always!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

what a fantastic post!
Love the words!

Michaela said...

Beautiful! I love that shade of peachy pink..

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

great photo, dear :)

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oooooh I kept nodding with agreement at every line. My favorite line would be "the most effective sleeping pill...peace of mind". =)

mademoiselle mode said...

Have a nice weekend ^^
And lovely post

New post - Kisses

Sakuranko said...

Oh this is so truth...
The most crippling disease ... Excuses
Beautiful post!

Miss Top Ten Image said...

BTW the little boy posing with me in the last picture of today's post is my eldest nephew!! ;-)


Coco said...

How can you find every week such inspiring words and beautiful images? You are so sweet Sam!
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Emmylou said...

I love this kind of posts that you do, Sam:) Have a great weekend.

getcarriedaway said...

wonderful words!
happy weekend sweety <3

lalalaPatricia said...

Here we go again! Friday frills. I love the last part. Beautiful attire - smile! Keep in touch Sam! x

Yuli Conversations said...

Beautiful! I want a mini umbrella just like that.

LoveT. said...

Love it ♡

Happy Weekend ,big Hugs!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this Sam!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Dascha Boonstra said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing <3

Happy weekend dear!


Ozden Ozdogan said...

Thank you for these posts,and I'm being serious.Reading these all joyfully!!
Thanks many many times my dear

Caro * said...

So beautiful and true :)

Ma Petite Ana said...

Good post !!
Kisses dear

Style Servings said...

Love this! Have a fab weekend!

Dressed with soul said...

Dearest Sam, many thanks for this important summary of the superlatives! If I wouldn´t work without paper I would immediately print out this so true post and position on a good visible place. Hope you had a great week and now you are looking happy forward to the weekend <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

andysparkles said...

Beautiful photos!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is one of my favorite posts from you. I totally love the poem--every word of it. I want to pin it!

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Lizzie. said...

I agree with so many of these!

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Olivia said...

Tehehe "your most beautiful attire... your smile" So cute!
Hugs & Kisses,

Elsey Whisperingstyle said...

This is co beautiful !

Denise Sabs said...

Dear Sam, again words that need to be printed! I especially liked the worst loss, the best joy, the deadliest weapon, the worst thing to be without and the best attire! Giving, self respect, the tongue, hope and a smile! So true! I wouldnt miss your Friday Frills, never! I wrote on the blog that I am preparing the new trip, but I was also busy with medical tests. Not so good at all, but also not so awful the way I expected! Will tell you on Monday! Hope you are fine! denisesplanet com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your weekly post of inspiration and encouragement!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I totally agree on the last 3 sentensces about smiles, about what I can and enthusiasm.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Beautiful as usual Sam.

Kim Alston said...

Those are all so true. We should think about those.