Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Frills



Life isn't about keeping score.
It's not about how many friends you have or how accepted you are.
Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you're alone.
It isn't about who you're dating, who you used to date, how many people you've dated, 
or if you haven't been with anyone at all.
It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have.
Or what kind of car you drive, where you were sent to school or what clubs you got into.
It's not about how beautiful or unattractive you think you are.
Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to.
Not about if your hair is blonde, red, black or brown. Or if your skin is too light or too dark.
It's not about how smart you are, how smart everyone else thinks you are, or how smart standardized tests say you are.
It's not about representing your entire being on a piece of paper, hoping for others to accept the 'written version' of you.

LIFE JUST ISN'T.

But, life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It's about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully.
It's about keeping or betraying trust.
It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon.
It's about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.
It's about what judgments you pass and why. And who your judgments are spread to.
It's about who you've ignored with full control and intention.
It's about overcoming jealousy, fear, ignorance and vengeance.
It's about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, spreading it or stopping it.
But most of all, it's about how you use your life to either touch or poison other people's hearts.
Only you choose the way those hearts are affected, and those choices are what life's all about.


Author unknown, edited. Image via Tumblr.

87 comments:

Pamela RG said...

Hello Sam, this is a very nice reflection for me this weekend. I am attending my High School reunion. Happy weekend!

Mindy Fan said...

This is beautiful!!! This came at a really nice time and I enjoyed reading it. It sounds so honest and it is 100% true to life!

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Mili said...

What a beautiful little piece. And Cara looks gorgeous!

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Jacy said...

I agree with everything you said - so inspiring! Love that photo too! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

~Jacy

Carlita said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!
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Nicole K. said...

Love this quote and your interpretation of life! :) totally agree~~xxx

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trishie said...

Happy weekend, Sam! Great post.

Seepz said...

Beautiful, Beautiful Post! It just goes to show how beautiful you are, inside and outside.

Thanks for dropping by my blog doll! Have a great weekend

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Seepz
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Couture Carrie said...

So beautiful!

xoxox,
CC

Jonnessa said...

Wow, amazing post and amazing words. Thanks for sharing this, dear. :)

xx,
J
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LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello Sam! As always, I LOVE your Friday Frills! Wonderful choice love! I LOVE it all!
AMAZING post love! LOVE it! :)

Love always,
LaTasha B.
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Linda B said...

As always, a wonderful post to read for Fridays!

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MOSAMUSE said...

nice!
xo
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Pip said...

Just perfectly written, Sam! :) Have a nice weekend my sweet buddy and I adore that picture above. What a gorgeous peach look!


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Rahul Bhatia said...

Its all about having a lovely heart, Sam:) Have a lovely weekend!

Viola said...

So beautiful pic but even more beautiful text!! Great job!

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Nicolene Richards said...

Hi Sam , what a great motivational post, so true and inspirational. Sometimes we just have to remind yourselves that the trimmings merely provide us with colour, and that life is really about people, not things.
Great post!
Thanks you your recent visit, and kind compliments!
FF

aschaaa said...

Great post :)

Larissa said...

Hey dear!
Thanks a lot for your comment :) I like those lyrics! Very true! We should not connect out happiness to what we've got in 'things' but in love and family and friends.

xx

Lena vgolove said...

Beautiful!

Have a nice weekend!
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mademoisellemode said...

Sweety, have a nice friday :)


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Super Airam said...

That's the real life all about! ^^

♥vendy♥ said...

great and I totally agree with you

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Beautiful lines and I wish that more of us could live by them...Unfortunatelly there is way too much backstabbing in people's behaviour...

Denise Ionà Anna Barolo said...

I agree with you!


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Mira said...

Inspiring and beautiful words. They remind that I'm a bi... from time to time but that's life. Sorry about your poor internet connection. I know how much that sucks. I didn't have a internet connection for 15 minutes today and I already freaked out :D. Have a happy Friday sweetheart!!

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Antonella C'est moi said...

have a nice day Honey, kisses

Demi Mist said...

I agree with everything. Have a great weekend Sam!

ELISA said...

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Carolyne O' said...

My favourite column ever...
Another time wise words and inspo image, love it!
Xxx

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My Urban Market said...

Inspiring and beautiful words, as usual. Have a great weekend.

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Very true and beautiful! And I adore the image - it's full of energy, like a burst of colour!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Sam! x

Daniella said...

Another wonderful Friday frills post! Thank you Sam my dearest :)

Take care and have a brilliant weekend,
Daniella xox

Karolina said...

Beautiful post, have a nice weekend!


xx Karolina
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Yes... It's true... LIFE... life is incredible....
You're my muse today.
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Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

I love this. It is always about the choices, so true! Have a wonderful weekend!

kim bim said...

I always cherish Friday here on your super blog,Thanks for sharing these lovely words.
Have the sexiest weekend.
Kisses..

Jessica Mattioli said...

Very beautiful post Sam! Have a nice weekend!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Sam - great reminder and so true. It is easy to get caught up with these things and start feeling back but when you think about what is really important you realize that none of the superficial really is worth anything.

Have a great weekend!

Zahra

andysparkles said...

Happy Friday, dear! Great post.

xx

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Miss Top Ten Image said...

Sooooo inspiring...! ;-)
xoxo
Patricia

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Jackie Harrison said...

Life its how we make out of it amazing post.
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Elle Sees said...

always love these sentiments!

Emmylou said...

Lovely post as usual, Sam:) Happy Friday to you too.

M+K said...

probably one of the most well written posts we've read in a whie! we totaly agree with what you have written! It's refreshing to read posts like these after seeing so many fashion/beauty based posts

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Coco Colo said...

The pic is great and your words too :)
It's really important that you have true friends and not how many... that's so right!!
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CQUEK said...

love the words

Kishikiari said...

so true

M+K said...

these words speak the truth. We loved this post!! Can't wait to hear more :)

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Amanda Chic said...

Amazing look!!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely words... so inspiring!!!
Love your friday post!!!!
Kisses and enjoy your friday Sam!!!

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Hope your day is kicked off fine and the net troubles are better, your frills should have been about "no net-huge drama" instead!:P Just jocking!:) Today quotes are all very true. Life isnt about counting how many precious things we got, how many useful people we know, how much smarter and richer we are than others, but rather is just about the way we want live it. The kind of person we choose to be affects everything, even the same life. The way we decided to be reveals what life is all about, could be nice or could be bad, it is just our choice:) Happy Friday my dear, big hugs! xo

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Beautiful photo, Sam and ...the last two sentences are really good! Kisses and I wish you have a nice weekend:)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

All such true and wise words. If only we can remember this on a day to day basis. Thanks for this rich inspiration. Have a lovely weekend dear Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Nicky mywishstyle said...

your posts of Friday are inspirational post, love them!
ciao

Rosie von Waldherr said...

I love your Friday Frills! They are always so inspiring and so down to earth =D This one is especially true for me!

xoRosie
The Austrian Rose

Tanya said...

I will following all the beautiful dancing inspiration words neither from the book or from good people, it's doesn't hurt to be a better kind and caring person to pay back to the world for giving me a space to living awhile I'm still around! Have a lovely to you sweety, Hope your internet working friendly all the way for you!

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Leah R. said...

;lovely post <3
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exality said...

so cool!
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Sandra Leiva said...

Another amazing Friday post, hun!!


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Gabriele said...

lovely inspiration. have a lovely weekend. xo

Ann said...

This is something to think about
to make our life more worthwhile
and enjoyable.
Thanks for your beautiful thoughts.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Definitely true on all fronts. We should all learn to spend more time on the second half and less time on the first half.

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Ania Zarzycka said...

that's true! :)

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Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

This is a wonderful reflection, and so true. I'm heading back to visit my parents this weekend, and visiting them always entails a fight against all my insecurities that I'm not smart/pretty/good enough, so it's nice to see something like this that helps refocus you. This might just be staying open on my computer until I come back home to my school.

Thank you for your comments on my recent posts! It is a crazy amount of stuff to do, and I've been considering dropping my math class so that I have four less credit hours, but that would force me to rearrange the class schedule I wrote out for the next few years. Not that it isn't doable, and it might make getting everything together easier, but it's still not something I know if I want to do or not.

Have a lovely weekend!
xo
Sue

Josie said...

Lovely words as always Sam! Hope you have a fab weekend :) xxx

Denisa said...

OO, I like it. Have a nice weekend.

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Alexa said...

great post <3 really meaningful! Love the pic too :) have a fab weekend Sam

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Sara Daniele said...

I completely agree with you. Life is not just appearance.
Great post. You are so lovely.
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Thi Lan said...

beautiful *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

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Audrey Allure said...

Lovely :) Great post!

Ashley Phillips said...

Love this post! Have a great weekend!

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Lubka Christova said...

This is a very nice piece. Well said indeed :)

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Karolina Antosik said...

so amazing thought for weekend Sam :-)
have a amazing weekend
xoxo

Dressed with soul said...

Dearest Sam, I wished really that there were more people on this world like you, who appreciate life in general, are thankful and take responsibility. I´m always impressed about which things you are obviously thinking and how you obviously live - I´m thankful to know you through this blogger world and for this wonderful and absolutely true words <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

Great post! I need to be happy to make people happy, but sometime I become happier when I make someone to smile. xo

Caro * said...

Wonderful photo, this outfit is very elegant :)

Katherine said...

Thank you for this post. It was exactly what I needed for this Saturday night, because I've been thinking about these things a lot. All those sentences have a true meaning! :)

-Katherine
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Corinne said...

This is beautifully inspirational! Thanks for helping me start my weekend out in the right mindset, I've had a shit friday!

Corinne x
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Toks said...

And another amazing Friday Frill. Great reflections
Have a great weekend hon
xoxoxo

Kim Alston said...

Sam, this message was so beautiful. I read every word and it resonates with me. I've had to learn some of these lessons. Have an amazing weekend.
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Dawn GT said...

Amazing choice of photo! she looks amazing!

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Peet said...

Omg, friendship used as a weapon... You hit a soft spot there... Yup, a huge part of life is betrayal. And even more importantly - how your learn to rise above it.

Abaya and Heels said...

love this post!!

Coco said...

Just dropped by to wish you a great weekend
Xo
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this photo and message! Hope you had a great weekend!

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Malinina said...

Love Kara)